Author Archives: Stuart Shulman

About Stuart Shulman

Stuart Shulman is a political science professor, software inventor, entrepreneur, and garlic growing enthusiast who coaches U13 boys club soccer with a national D-license. He is Founder & CEO of Texifter, LLC, Director of QDAP-UMass, and Editor Emeritus of the Journal of Information Technology & Politics. Stu is the proud owner of a Bernese/Shepherd named "Colbert" who is much better known as 'Bert. You can follow his exploits @stuartwshulman.

Historical Twitter Prize Drawing

We need beta testers to close out our first year of new product development. Our tool Sifter is used for searching the complete “undeleted” history of Twitter. It allows the user to get a free estimate of the size and cost of … Continue reading

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Twitter’s Complete Index is Live

Twitter recently announced that the indexed data at https://twitter.com/search-advanced would stretch all the way back to the dawn of Twitter’s timeline “between Dec. 30, 2006 and Jan. 2, 2007.” This is an impressive feat representing a massive capability upgrade. This new … Continue reading

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Texifter Releasing AC/DC-Inspired Shirts at Big Data TechCon

As a part of exhibiting at Big Data TechCon next week, Texifter will be releasing an AC/DC-inspired t-shirt. Stop by our booth (#302) to get yours while they last! Tweet This Post

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Updates: Crowd Sourcing the FCC Open Internet Data

Texifter will post periodic updates here on the efforts to use DiscoverText to crowd source code some of the #NetNuetrality public comment received by the FCC in response to the Open Internet rulemaking effort. Everyone is invited to join in. … Continue reading

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Texifter Social Data and Tools: July Prize Winners

As a part of getting new users to test our sifter beta, every month this summer we are awarding 12 #datagrants to academics. All you need to do to be included in the August drawing is submit a valid historical Twitter estimate request using … Continue reading

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Update #1: Sorting the FCC’s Open Internet Public Comments

This is the first update on Texifter’s effort to support the crowd source review of the FCC’s Open Internet (a.k.a. “Net Neutrality”) public comments. Help review and report on what the public has said about the future of the Internet. … Continue reading

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Open Data on Net Neutrality: Help Crowd Source Analysis of Comments to the FCC

Yesterday the FCC released the public comments on Net Neutrality. The FCC has asked the public to help make “visualizations” to help surface substantive comments and key themes. Quoting the FCC: “We recognize that not everyone may have the requisite technical … Continue reading

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The Latest Texifter Video Tutorials

To quickly learn the latest about gathering Twitter tweets for research, importing SurveyMonkey data, or using state of the art text analytics tools, check out our most recent Texifter tutorial videos. While they have a bit of a “home brew” … Continue reading

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Texifter Social Data & Tools June Prize Winners

As a part of getting new users to test our sifter beta, every month this summer we are awarding 12 #datagrants to academics. All you need to do to be included in the July drawing is submit a valid historical … Continue reading

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Texifter is Plugged In to Gnip

We could not be happier to announce that Texifter, a developer of advanced text data analytics software, is partnering with Gnip, the world’s largest provider of social data. Our Plugged In to Gnip partnership certifies Texifter as an industry leader … Continue reading

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Texifter Announces Strategic Partnership with SurveyMonkey

Texifter Announces Strategic Partnership with SurveyMonkey to Improve Survey Data Analytics Combining the power and versatility of Texifter’s DiscoverText analytics with the reach of the world’s largest survey website. AMHERST, MA., May 27 2014—Texifter, a developer of social data and … Continue reading

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Five Pillars of Text Analytics

Document relevance is a key challenge for social media research. The specific problem of “word sense disambiguation” is widespread. If I am interested in “banks” where money is stored, I want to exclude mentions of river banks. If I am … Continue reading

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Big Data TechCon

@BigDataTechCon! Join us at the @texifter booth for #free Ghirardelli chocolates, salty nuts, #textanalytics, and t-shirts. — Stu Shulman (@StuartWShulman) April 1, 2014   Tweet This Post

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