Tag Archives: Code Text

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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Coding Off a List

We are always looking for ways to speed up the process of creating accurate custom machine classifiers. Coding off a list is one such method. This video demonstrates a simple approach that can be applied to a variety of text … Continue reading

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Get the Twitter Fat Pipe

Texifter is launching a second beta test period using “Power Track for Twitter” fire hose filtering a service provided by GNIP. We have streamlined the process of providing Enterprise class access to the beta test. This beta includes access to … Continue reading

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Upload SurveyMonkey Output

For the past couple of months the Texifter blog has featured many posts about the power of DiscoverText to harvest Twitter data and make sense of the noisy and often confusing data. This process has been amplified by our recent … Continue reading

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DiscoverText Introduces Tools for Random Sampling

DiscoverText is rolling-out an addition to its analytical toolkit: random sampling. The Web-service already offers an array of tools for text analytics and rigorous, team-based qualitative data analysis. These functions include the ability to code and annotate text, measure inter-rater … Continue reading

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Apple Shake-Up, Part II: Tweets in Memoriam

On October 5th, the passing of Steve Jobs rocked the world. Millions were touched by the loss of one of the world’s great innovators who has firmly joined the ranks of Guttenberg, Franklin, and Edison. Over the 24 hours following … Continue reading

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The Crazy Life of a Tweet

On the evening of May 1st, Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan. Over the following hours (and days), bin Laden was mentioned by millions across the twitterverse. Among the first of those tweets came from a young, gay, homeschooled … Continue reading

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Coding Text – Part Three

Researchers interested in large text collections and their itinerant coders tend to muddle through with limited collaborative, cross-disciplinary resources upon which to draw. The generic criteria for high-quality codebook construction and effective coding are underdeveloped, even as the tools and … Continue reading

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Coding Text Using the “QDAP Method” – Part One

We did it! The free, open source, Web-based, university-hosted, FISMA-compliant “Coding Analysis Toolkit” CAT recorded its one millionth coding choice. Pretty much all the credit goes to Texifter CTO and chief CAT architect Mark Hoy who has put in many … Continue reading

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