Facebook has an idea of building a dictionary of slang terms used over the social network. But it is still on the primary level. Mark Zuckerberg is thinking about it as of now. Initially, there is a plan to scan unique words used in Facebook posts and comments, and determine if these words have a particular meaning among a small group of people.
If you ask – what is the basic purpose of the software, the answer would be, it will attempt to predict a slang before it becomes popular. The software will look for the repeated use of particular words among users who share certain attributes, like language and location. Facebook’s social glossary is for a system that will aim to catch some terms as they start to spread.
Once the software has determined that coining of new words is not yet largely associated with a particular definition, it will add the word to a glossary of terms. When a word loses its popularity, it will be removed. Words could also be added to the glossary based on user polls.
There is a high chance that the Facebook glossary might work like the Urban Dictionary. But the function of the software is not clear yet as the social network still plans to start it.