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  1. Secret Service Seeking Sarcasm Detector for Social Media

    The U.S. agency has posted a work order in search of a data analytics tool that can help it detect sarcasm in social media. Agency representatives explained that they are particularly interested in analyzing Twitter, a service that appears to be rampant with sly and ironic communication. Any state-of-the-art software developed in response to the order, however, must have “compatibility with Internet Explorer 8,” the five-year-old browser. And that is not a joke.

    Sources: BBC, NewsWeek 

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