Major Functionality Updates

Thanks to our superb development staff, Texifter has launched new updates to DiscoverText on both the front-end and back-end. The updates unlock a new level of speed, interactivity, and functionality. Overall, the updates enhance user’s ability to mine data for with more precision for more granular detail. Here are some major highlights of the update:

Major strides have been made in improving the coding and classification process by significantly updating the ability to mine data directly from reports. When coding, users can now specify a color for each code and have the ability to edit dataset codes (text/color) when classifier is applied to dataset.

The colors will be displayed on the classification chart, which  now has the ability to be directly drilled into, allowing users to bypass advanced filters to take a quick view at their classified data. Simply clicking a desired section of a chart will allow users view all items which have been classified with the specific category. This same process can be completed when viewing metadata breakdown. Advanced Filters have not been left out, as of today; users now can search for “MAX” when using classification filters.

In addition to new mining tools, visual changes have been made. Charts can now appear in pie, pyramid, or funnel form, display the number of units, and can appear in large form in a separate window.Visual customization can be formed by selecting the “report options” tool, which gives users several different options when displaying classification reports.

On the back end, SIFTER™ Version 3.0 is now running on the system, which includes Sifter Controller Service; Sifter Stack Service; Sifter Administration Application; and Installer Packaging. This adds an entire new slate of functionality. Those using DiscoverText to mine Twitter feeds will be delighted to know that you now may reply to Tweets directly through DiscoverText, a major function for those looking to monitor social media. Finally, the update Adds more robust .docx handling for ingestion and more robust metadata can now be collected when harvesting Twitter feeds.

This major update is the first of many exciting additions to the DiscoverText system. On October 1st, DiscoverText will be launching a beta test using the GNIP PowerTrack, allowing users to avoid Twitter API regulation and harvest 50X-100X more Tweets. Also in Q4, Texifter will lauch the LDA topic classification platform, a revolutionary way to classify data accurately classify data without human interaction. Visit the Texifter Blog often for more updates, if there are any questions or inquiries, please contact any Texifter team member.

About Joseph Delfino

Joseph Delfino is responsible for business development at Texifter. He has been working with DiscoverText since January of 2011 when he started testing the DiscoverText user interface in the QDAP Lab. His favorite retired DiscoverText tool is the Splicer. Joe is a big film fan, with his favorites being foreign films, documentaries, and anything set in a future dystopian landscape. You can reach Joe on Twitter @_delfino_ and through email at
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