“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, and attitudes in social media, news, and enterprise feedback.
Should you attend the symposium? Yes, if you want to lead the competition – in customer satisfaction and support, brand and reputation management, financial services, product design and marketing, and an array of other business processes – if you understand the advantage you will gain in understanding customer, market, employee, investor, and political sentiment, emotion, mood, and opinion.”
We are thrilled with the response to v1 of our heat map tools, which provide a unique glimpse into the nature and scope of inter-coder agreement in DiscoverText. This video introduces the beta version of the tool. Overtime, the tool will become more interactive, allowing users to filter multi-coder annotation to weight observations where the preponderance of coders agree over those on which few agree.
Memo to: Political Junkies, Researchers, and Journalists
Subject: 2012 GOP Convention
Would you like every tweet from @GOPconvention, #RNC2012, #Romney, #TeaParty, or any person whose Twitter bio contains “Romney”?
This will be the most social media-driven convention in political history.
These are just a few of the possible queries you can capture during the GOP convention next week using DiscoverText and the Gnip Power Track for Twitter.
We are offering an election special through Midnight EST Sunday August 26th, 2012. If you purchase access to the Gnip Power Track as well as at least a 1-month Professional DiscoverText license, we will cut the Gnip access fee in half and double the number of free Tweets you get with access to 200,000.
This is half off the normal access fee and double the free tweet quota.
To take advantage of this election special, please contact us this weekend.
Posted in API, DiscoverText, general, GNIP, Twitter
Tagged convention, election, Gnip. Power Track, GOP, rnc, romney, Tea Party
The Sentiment Analysis Symposium provides unmatched opportunity to learn about sentiment technologies, how they are applied, and how to choose from among the many available solution options.
I am very excited to be undertaking a whole new line of research into political fear. Inspired by my work with Glen Szczypka and the Health Media Collaboratory, I had this proposal accepted for the October 30, 2012 Sentiment Analysis Symposium.
Title: Fear and Loathing on the Social Campaign Trail
Abstract: What are voters afraid of on the eve of the 2012 election? Fear is one of the most freely expressed forms of sentiment in social media. This “Voice of the Voter” presentation looks social data collected in the final week of October and speaks to the nature and salience of fear among the electorate. Bridging political and computational science, Dr. Shulman will present a frightening array of scenarios predicted in the Tweets and Facebook updates as the final phase of the campaign transpires.
Be afraid. Be very politically afraid. Then, please join millions of others already scared out of their wits and express yourself on social media about the approaching election. Results to be posted here October 30th, 2012.
Posted in DiscoverText, Facebook, general, research, Twitter
Tagged analysis, election, fear, political twitter, Research, sentiment, topic models
Tag clouds have gained popularity as a short cut to discovery of frequently occurring terms in a text collection. Much of the inspiration comes from the remarkable Wordle site at http://www.wordle.net. Building on that inspiration, we engineered an interactive word cloud tool in DiscoverText that we call the CloudExplorer. This video is a short introduction to how it works.
Click here to see a 3-minute video on how to use the Cloud Explorer
Posted in DiscoverText, general
Tagged CloudExplorer, Data Mining, DiscoverText, eDiscovery, software, statistics, tag clouds, Text Analytics, tools, Twitter Analysis, visualization
Joe and I had fun fielding questions, passing out literature and giving away DiscoverText t-shirts. Many thanks once again for the excellent facilities and services from our MassChallenge hosts. We met some leaders of cool start-ups, a number of interesting VCs and overall had a great night.