- DATA COLLECTION
- BROWSING THE CORPUS
- THE QUESTIONNAIRE
- DATA PROCESSING
- FACTS AND FIGURES
No kind of censorship whatsoever was applied to the data. But still some SMS had to be removed from the original data, especially duplicate SMS that were created due to technical problems as well as SMS that were obviously not written by humans, such as notifications about new MMS etc.
The original request, that was published in the press, requested for SMS that were:
These guidelines were not always followed by the people who sent us SMS. We did receive SMS that were composed on the computer. In some cases this was obvious because of the additional text "sent by Xtrazone" or similar, in other cases we are not aware of it. We also received SMS which were sent in by the recipient. Again, this is obvious in some cases, especially when several SMS were being copied together and sent in as one SMS. In this case, a short communication can be found in one single SMS. There are certainly other cases of recipients sending in SMS as well, but those cannot be spotted.
As said before, no SMS were removed based on their content. Even SMS which clearly disregarded our original instruction, i.e. SMS that were sent from the computer or contained received SMS were being kept. However, some 2'000 SMS were removed because they fulfilled one of the following condition:
All other SMS were kept exactly as we received them except for .