Machine learning to find the meaning of emojis

Frédéric Grosshans frederic.grosshans at
Wed Jul 22 05:21:43 CDT 2015

The following post, by Instagram engineering team, might be interesting 
for the people in this list who are interested in the emoji use in the 
wild. It’s an attempt to algorithmically define teh meaning of emojis as 
they are used on instagram .

I find the synonymity of �� with #fingerscrossed quite funny but 


PS: Found via “All Things Linguistic” aka αθλ 
. By the way, this blog post contains the first emojis in italics I ever 

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