Tag Archives: Machine 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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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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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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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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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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Coders Needed!

We are building up a pool of coders for some new projects. If you are good at labeling text this may be an excellent opportunity for you. Graduate students are particularly welcome to join the pool. Coders accepted into the … Continue reading

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Twitter Fire Hose Access: Never Miss a Tweet

Just in time for the 2012 GOP convention, we are running a special offer to provide full Twitter fire hose access via the Gnip-enabled Power Track for Twitter: Never miss a tweet. Full coverage with no rate limits. Powerful search … 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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Shout Out to Boston New Tech Meetup #BNT19

A big thanks goes out to the organizers of the Boston New Technology Meetup, held at the Microsoft NERD Center on Tuesday, July 25th (#BNT19). The Citigroup-sponsored event gathered a nice crowd of entrepreneurs, technologists, and start-up enthusiasts, all of whom … Continue reading

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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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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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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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