Monthly Archives: March 2014

DiscoverText: A Vital Research Tool for Social Media

I’ve been using DiscoverText for several years, primarily in an academic research capacity but also working with journalists to help them reach broader audiences through social media.  From an academic standpoint, DiscoverText was the backbone of collecting Facebook and Twitter … Continue reading

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DiscoverText as a Teaching and Research Tool

Conducting research on the impact of large projects and events is difficult as each undertaking is unique. Traditional quantitative techniques face limitations of internal validity while qualitative research faces challenges of external validity. However, projects and events generate a massive … Continue reading

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Tools for Text – Lecture at Northeastern University Monday March 10, 2014

Tools for Text Dr. Stuart W. Shulman Founder & CEO of Texifter Research Associate Professor of Political Science University of Massachusetts Amherst 12pm – 1:15pm, Monday, March 10 Center for Complex Network Research 5th floor Dana Building, Northeastern University (take elevator … 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” ( 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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