Beyond emojis: an insight into the IKON language

Laura Meloni, Phimolporn Hitmeangsong, Bernhard Appelhaus, Edgar Walthert, Cesco Reale


Abstract
This paper presents a new iconic language, the IKON language, and its philosophical, linguistic, and graphical principles. We examine some case studies to highlight the semantic complexity of the visual representation of meanings. We also introduce the Iconometer test to validate our icons and their application to the medical domain, through the creation of iconic sentences.
Anthology ID:
2022.emoji-1.2
Volume:
Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Emoji Understanding and Applications in Social Media
Month:
July
Year:
2022
Address:
Seattle, Washington, USA
Venue:
Emoji
SIG:
Publisher:
Association for Computational Linguistics
Note:
Pages:
11–20
Language:
URL:
https://aclanthology.org/2022.emoji-1.2
DOI:
10.18653/v1/2022.emoji-1.2
Bibkey:
Cite (ACL):
Laura Meloni, Phimolporn Hitmeangsong, Bernhard Appelhaus, Edgar Walthert, and Cesco Reale. 2022. Beyond emojis: an insight into the IKON language. In Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Emoji Understanding and Applications in Social Media, pages 11–20, Seattle, Washington, USA. Association for Computational Linguistics.
Cite (Informal):
Beyond emojis: an insight into the IKON language (Meloni et al., Emoji 2022)
Copy Citation:
PDF:
https://aclanthology.org/2022.emoji-1.2.pdf
Video:
 https://aclanthology.org/2022.emoji-1.2.mp4