Author Archives: Stuart Shulman

About Stuart Shulman

Stuart Shulman is a political science professor, software inventor, entrepreneur, and garlic growing enthusiast who coaches U12 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.

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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Tools for Text – Lecture at Northeastern University Monday March 10, 2014

Tools for Text Dr. Stuart W. Shulman Founder & CEO of Texifter Research Associate Professor of Political Science University of Massachusetts Amherst 12pm – 1:15pm, Monday, March 10 Center for Complex Network Research 5th floor Dana Building, Northeastern University (take elevator … Continue reading

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Texifter News: Migration to Azure and the Big Boulder Initiative

A brief follow up on Texifter. We successfully migrated “DiscoverText” (http://discovertext.com) to Microsoft’s Azure. It was very smooth, though we are going through a period of diminished search and filtering capabilities while the data re-indexes. Otherwise, the other capabilities appear … Continue reading

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Collecting Facebook & Twitter Data

This is an updated 4-minute tutorial on how to collect public Facebook data via the Open Graph API using DiscoverText. This is an even shorter 75-second tutorial on how to collect Twitter data via the public API. Tweet This Post

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New Product Testing – TwitterSifter.com

Update 2.12.2014 The beta has been renamed Sifter and moved to http://sifter.texifter.com. Exciting new beta launch of http://t.co/BDeQkNnIsG featuring free historical twitter estimates @gnip pic.twitter.com/TXfOSFpmxf — DiscoverText (@discovertext) January 14, 2014   Tweet This Post

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Digital Methods Initiative Winter 2014 Slides

It was a great joy to return to the University of Amsterdam and give this talk to my old friend Richard Rogers and his 100+ attentive workshop attendees. Tweet This Post

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Free Gnip-enabled Historical Twitter Estimates

Use search and powerful @Gnip Power Track operators to find the exact slice of Twitter history that you need. Tweet This Post

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