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Texifter Social Data and Tools: August 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. These prizes shave thousands of dollars of costs off of your research. The August social data and tools prize winners … Continue reading

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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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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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DiscoverText as a Teaching and Research Tool

Conducting research on the impact of large projects and events is difficult as each undertaking is unique. Traditional quantitative techniques face limitations of internal validity while qualitative research faces challenges of external validity. However, projects and events generate a massive … Continue reading

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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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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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Win Historical Twitter Datasets

Just about six hours left to win valuable historical twitter datasets and powerful text analytics software. This is by far our best Facebook raffle yet. To enter: Login to Facebook Visit this URL: http://bit.ly/1421tWP Tweet about the raffle, follow DiscoverText on Twitter, … Continue reading

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DiscoverText Sweepstakes

SIOP 2013 DiscoverText Sweepstakes  Win One Free Year of DiscoverText Enterprise Individual Access I would like to invite you to enter the SIOP 2013 DiscoverText Sweepstakes. All you need to do is sign up online for a free, 30-day, no obligation trial: https://app.discovertext.com/Home/SignupContactTrial It … Continue reading

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