Tag Archives: Active Learning

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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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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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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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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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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Fear and Loathing on the Social Campaign Trail

Hurricane Sandy kept me from giving this talk titled “Fear & Loathing on the Social Campaign Trail” in San Francisco, so here is it via a Screencast. Tweet This Post

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Hunting Political Fear

The R&D team has been preparing an academic basic research talk I will make at the October 30, 2012 Sentiment Analysis Symposium. The title is “Fear and Loathing on the Social Campaign Trail” and we have been working with a … Continue reading

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Interactive Custom Machine Classifier Histograms

This is the latest DiscoverText filtering feature designed to speed up the creation of accurate custom machine classifiers. This video shows how we use an interactive display of classifier scores to isolate items in a dataset that require further human … Continue reading

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Texifter in 60 Seconds

This 60-second video introduces our start-up. Click on the image below to see the Screencast and let us know what you think. Tweet This Post

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Election Analytics Part I: Romney Trends in April

[In the coming  months leading up the U.S. presidential election, the Texifter blog will be featuring a multi-part series on various analytical insights into the election, which can be gained by utilizing a host of social media analytics (SMA) methods within … Continue reading

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Weibo Arrives @DiscoverText

After months of user anticipation, the Weibo API is now integrated into DiscoverText, our “do-it-yourself” text analytic solution for deriving insight from unstructured text. With over 300 million users, Weibo is the largest micro-blogging website in China. Its integration into … Continue reading

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Texifter in 60 Seconds

This is v1 of the 60-second Texifter elevator pitch. Feedback and questions are truly welcome. Just email stu@texifter.com. ~Thanks!   Tweet This Post

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Tracking FEMA Emergency Hashtags

On November 9th, the Federal Emergency Management Agency(FEMA) conducted its first national test of the Emergency Alert System. In some communities this meant full involvement, with teams responding to mock emergencies, and managers monitoring the execution. In the deaf community, … Continue reading

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Free Text Analytics Workshop @UBC 1.19.12

Unlock the Power of Text Open Lecture and Free Software Training on Text and Social Media Analysis Date: Thursday January 19, 2011 Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon Location: Irving K. Barber Centre, School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, … Continue reading

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Holiday Shopping Update

From now until the New Year signals the close of the holiday season, Texifter analysts will focus DiscoverText’s tools on holiday shoppers. We will take a close look at their behavior and sentiment as they hit the stores during the … Continue reading

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