Tag Archives: analytics

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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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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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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Chasing the Social Media Data Trail – Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

I really like the effort Jeremy Harris Lipschultz put into preparing this panel, recording it with a small hand held device, making edits, and producing a polished video and blog post. Early attempts to list useful social media metrics quit … 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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Analyzing Co-Occurrences

A common question we hear at Texifter is, “How can one derive co-occurrences in a slice of data?” DiscoverText makes this process relatively easy – when starting with one known variable. For instance, one might like to see which hashtags … Continue reading

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Texifter in MassChallenge Semifinal

Texifter moved into the MassChallenge semifinals earlier this week.  Fresh off pitching the River Valley Investors and LaunchPad Investors, this new pitch will be our third in less than a month. MassChallenge was lauded by President Obama at the 2012 … Continue reading

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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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“You Don’t Say”

 I am looking forward to making a joint presentation with JetBlue employee Jeremy Kasle at the upcoming 2012 SIOP conference in San Diego, CA. Our panel also has experts from Dell & Google and we anticipate sharing best practices with … Continue reading

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As Syria Falls, Russia Rises…on Twitter

Bordering Turkey, Israel, Lebanon, Iraq, and Jordan, Syria has served as a linchpin of geopolitical stability in the Middle East for decades. In spite of its many years of single-party dictatorial rule, its track-record of Lebanese encroachment, and its continuous … Continue reading

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Decoding the Hunger Games

Essentially, everybody is trying to tell a story these days. Unfortunately, what we’ve been finding is that the stories are getting increasingly prescribed. That’s true for media and brands. There’s a confidence that gets lost when the question of who … 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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