Tag Archives: R&D

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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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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Texifter and Columbia University Launch New Gnip Data Feeds

AMHERST, MA, November 15, 2012 New collaboration brings greater social data coverage to research, education, and commercial users. Texifter, a text analytics start-up, is launching access to two new major blog data streams as part of its collaboration with Columbia … 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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New Facebook Meta Data

DiscoverText is deploying new capabilities to work with geographic information and social media. Part of this work is now centered on Facebook and the Open Graph API. This one-minute video shows some of the new meta data publicly available from … Continue reading

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Shaky News Coverage of Libya

This weekend, opposition forces in Libya fought a ground war to oust long-standing dictator Col. Gaddafi. Simultaneously, a global news war also waged, as news sources sought to be the shining star in broadcasting the latest from Tripoli. Some of … Continue reading

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Presenting Actionable Insights

Everyday, users of social media miss out on potentially important pieces of information which they seek to find. This problem, which everyone encounters, illustrates a larger conundrum which confronts users of social media; information overload. For those who are not … Continue reading

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Klout Marketing by Spotify

In Q1 of this year, serious internet chatter surfaced about the possibility of popular Swedish online streaming music service Spotify launching in the U.S. Spotify is a tantalizing proposition for the American media consumer. While there are costs incurred, the service … Continue reading

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1.2 Million “osama” & “bin laden” Tweets…and Counting

On the May 1, 2011 evening it was announced that Osama bin Laden had been killed, we started running repeated fetches against the Twitter API for the terms “osama” and “bin laden”. On May 3, we posted more than 1.2 … Continue reading

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Scraping Facebook

Using a core element of the Facebook architecture (the “Graph API”), we have enabled DiscoverText users to “Connect with Facebook” to register their new accounts. You can learn about this option and how to collect data off Facebook by watching … Continue reading

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Text Analysis during the 2011 State of the Union Address

As part of the underlying research Texifter is doing on sentiment and topic analysis, we collected data from various Twitter and Facebook feeds +/- 48 hours during the 2011 State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 25th, 2011. Texifter … Continue reading

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