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FEATURE23 March 2018

Showing your emotions

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When Keith Broni was appointed emoji researcher and interpreter by global agency Today Translations, social media went crazy. But as emoji use increases, there is more than a Twitter storm to this role and pictorial language understanding.

Q: What attracted you to this area of research?

I was struck by the surging popularity of emojis, and became interested in investigating their growth and their influence on how we communicate digitally. Since being introduced to the ...