Tag Archives: Data Mining

Texifter Social Data and Tools: August 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. These prizes shave thousands of dollars of costs off of your research. The August social data and tools prize winners … Continue reading

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Texifter Social Data and Tools: July 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 August drawing is submit a valid historical Twitter estimate request using … Continue reading

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Update #1: Sorting the FCC’s Open Internet Public Comments

This is the first update on Texifter’s effort to support the crowd source review of the FCC’s Open Internet (a.k.a. “Net Neutrality”) public comments. Help review and report on what the public has said about the future of the Internet. … 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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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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Collecting Facebook & Twitter Data

This is an updated 4-minute tutorial on how to collect public Facebook data via the Open Graph API using DiscoverText. This is an even shorter 75-second tutorial on how to collect Twitter data via the public API. 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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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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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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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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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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