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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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Smoking Hot Data

We interviewed researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago in the Health Media Collaboratory about their use of DiscoverText and the Gnip-enabled Power Track for Twitter to study smoking behavior. The team, led by Dr. Sherry Emery, explains why it … Continue reading

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Tutorial Videos

Thanks to our friends at Screencast.com, we now have our entire tutorial video library indexed in a spiffy new media roll. Learn how to use DiscoverText to archive, filter, search, code, and machine classify text from social media, surveys, emails … Continue reading

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Texifter and Columbia University Launch New Gnip Data Feeds

AMHERST, MA, November 15, 2012 New collaboration brings greater social data coverage to research, education, and commercial users. Texifter, a text analytics start-up, is launching access to two new major blog data streams as part of its collaboration with Columbia … Continue reading

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What are your customers thinking?

“The October 30, 2012 Sentiment Analysis Symposium in San Francisco will be the 5th instance of a premier business-focused conference, the only conference that will teach you about technology and solutions that help you discover business value in opinions, emotions, … Continue reading

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Complete History of Twitter Now Available via GNIP

Texifter was the first company to join as a paying customer in the alpha “Snapshot” offering from Gnip. You can still take part in that alpha by submitting a request for a free estimate of a snapshot from Twitter’s complete … Continue reading

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