- Associated Press - Friday, September 2, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — While brainstorming ways to highlights it digital image archive, The New York Public Library came up with - the emoji bot.

If you tweet an emoji to NYPL Emoji Bot, you will get an automatic reply with a related image from its vast digital collection.

So if you tweet clinking beer glasses, you might get a response showing two people clinking wine glasses.

An emoji of a birthday cake icon might generate an image of two people blowing out candles on a huge cake.

The emoji project came about as the library sought to highlight its more than 694,000-item digital image archive.

Digital Experience Producer Lauren Lampasone says it began with a spreadsheet of existing emoji characters and matching images added over several months.

 

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