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Archive, Search, Filter, Cluster, Human Code & Machine Classify Text
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Gnip Power Track Expansion

Gnip Power Track Expansion | Text Analytics | Scoop.it

It’s official. Starting in January 2013, DiscoverText customers will be able to purchase monthly access to four vibrant Gnip-enabled Power Track data feeds. Building on current successes with Twitter, we are pleased to offer unprecedented federated Power Track access to WordPress, Disqus, and Tumblr as part of our social #bigdata offering. Keep an eye on the blog for the launch in early January.

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@CharlesInce calls Tumblr the "wild west" of the Internet.

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Swimming with Piranha: Testing Oak Ridge's Text Analysis Tool

Swimming with Piranha: Testing Oak Ridge's Text Analysis Tool | Text Analytics | Scoop.it
Oak Ridge lab's scalable software shows why it could be of value to investigators, researchers and analysts, especially once it adds Raptor, a metadata tool.
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The Biggest Brands Are Failing At Customer Service On Twitter

The Biggest Brands Are Failing At Customer Service On Twitter | Text Analytics | Scoop.it

A new study has revealed that many of the biggest brands in the U.S., including McDonalds, Starbucks, Coca Cola and Visa, are not providing a high standard of customer support on Twitter, either being slow to reply to enquiries or, in some high-profile cases, not responding at all.

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Defined Searches

Defined Searches | Text Analytics | Scoop.it

Create, use, and re-use "defined searches" while doing text analytics. This technique allows you to create a list of search terms and apply them simultaneously against a raw data archive.

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News Discovery: Here's The Cream of the Crop

News Discovery: Here's The Cream of the Crop | Text Analytics | Scoop.it

Here is a good and well written overview of some of the best news discovery tools out there. 

These services, generally avaliable as mobile apps and/or desktop tools, aggregate a large number of relevant news sources in different categories of interest, and leverage in many cases your Facebook and Twitter network of contacts to suggest the type of stories you may be interested in the most.  

Full article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media-network/media-network-blog/2012/jul/17/what-is-new-news-aggregation

 

 


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Software: Text Analysis, Text Mining and Information Retrieval

Software: Text Analysis, Text Mining and Information Retrieval | Text Analytics | Scoop.it
Software for text analytics, text mining and information retrieval.
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New Fear Research

A talk prepared in late October 2012, but never delivered due to Hurricane Sandy. It has three parts. Part One is about fear and loathing in US political history. Part Two is about the social campaign trail.
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Text Analytics: making sense of unstructured data - FT.com

Text Analytics: making sense of unstructured data - FT.com | Text Analytics | Scoop.it
Scrooge in Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol,’ knew a thing or two about the ill effects of eating close to bedtime.
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21 Core DiscoverText Features

21 Core DiscoverText Features | Text Analytics | Scoop.it
The core 21 features of DiscoverText are introduced. Archive, filter, search, human code, and machine classify text. Free text in surveys, social media (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube), emails, blogs (Disqus), and other electronic documents.
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Reach Politics via Twitter -- Real?

Reach Politics via Twitter -- Real? | Text Analytics | Scoop.it

We all know there are many fake accounts on Twitter. We do know that. We just do not know how many nor how many show up in communication about politics. So, the existence of an unknown number of fake accounts is a challenge to any count of Twitter messages about politics. How many are fake? How many are not?

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The Science Behind Social Media, Natural Language and Big Data (Infographic) | Business 2 Community

The Science Behind Social Media, Natural Language and Big Data (Infographic) | Business 2 Community | Text Analytics | Scoop.it

One of the biggest challenges in social media today – apart from ROI, depending who you ask – is that of natural language.


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Chasing the Social Media Data Trail

Chasing the Social Media Data Trail | Text Analytics | Scoop.it
We are several years into the use of social media metrics and analytics, and I see no quick fix to the problems associated with the social media data trail.
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Data-Driven Discovery Is Tech’s New Wave - Unboxed

Data-Driven Discovery Is Tech’s New Wave - Unboxed | Text Analytics | Scoop.it
Fueled by hardware and software improvements, data-driven discovery is expected to transform a plethora of fields.
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Texifter and Columbia University Launch New Gnip Data Feeds

Texifter and Columbia University Launch New Gnip Data Feeds | Text Analytics | Scoop.it

Texifter, a text analytics start-up, is launching access to two new major blog data streams as part of its collaboration with Columbia University: the WordPress fire hose, which gives access to every comment or post on every WordPress blog, and the Disqus PowerTrack, both provided by Gnip, the world's largest provider of social data.

 

 

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Big Data Is Great, but Don’t Forget Intuition

Big Data Is Great, but Don’t Forget Intuition | Text Analytics | Scoop.it
It is easier than ever to measure and monitor people and machines, but the technology of Big Data is not without its shortcomings.
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There is always a role for humans making valid and reliable decisions about bits of information to get to any specific inference or data-driven action.

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Xtranormal: Markzism: Tyranny or Transcendence?

Two professors discuss privacy on Facebook.

Charli:
http://people.umass.edu/charli/
Stu:
http://people.umass.edu/stu/
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This video is still relevant as Facebook privacy debates are not going anywhere. I believe this is a good leaping off point for in-class debates.

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Social Media Metrics – 9 Calculations To Tell If Your Twitter and Facebook Marketing Suck

Social Media Metrics – 9 Calculations To Tell If Your Twitter and Facebook Marketing Suck | Text Analytics | Scoop.it
How can you easily measure social media ROI or social media metrics? Call me old school, but I love the envelope when it comes to that question. It’s so
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DiscoverText is well suited to measuring much of this.

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New Facebook Data Shows How Questions Impact Comments, Shares & Likes [INFOGRAPHIC]

New Facebook Data Shows How Questions Impact Comments, Shares & Likes [INFOGRAPHIC] | Text Analytics | Scoop.it
How posing questions -- and which types of question words -- impact comments, shares, and Likes on Facebook.

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3 big ideas for big data in the public sector - Strata

3 big ideas for big data in the public sector - Strata | Text Analytics | Scoop.it
If you're going to try to apply the lessons of "Moneyball" to New York City,' you'll need to get good data, earn the support of political leaders and build...
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Blurring the boundaries - New social media, new social science?

Blurring the boundaries - New social media, new social science? | Text Analytics | Scoop.it

Quantitative methods allow researchers to reveal and follow patterns of posts and responses by users of social media sites. But at some point we need to ask “why?” in order to discern users’ motivation, understand the significance of behaviours and learn how the experience is significant to their personal or professional lives.

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DiscoverText Tutorial Video Playlist

DiscoverText Tutorial Video Playlist | Text Analytics | Scoop.it

A large collection of tutorials and DiscoverText feature introduction videos from the last year of software development at Texifter. Learn the latest techniques for social media monitoring, advanced filtering, and the training of custom machine classifiers.

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Collecting Twitter Tweets for Free

Collecting Twitter Tweets for Free | Text Analytics | Scoop.it
Brief intro on how to use a free DiscoverText account and the Twitter public API to start collecting Twitter tweets for research purposes.
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Hunting Political Fear

Hunting Political Fear | Text Analytics | Scoop.it

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 lexicon shared by the National Research Council of Canada listing 14,000 terms associated with eight basic emotions. Over the final month of the US election, we will be testing and refining statistical language models that capture the use of political fear words in social media.

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Where Sentiment Analysis Heads Next - The BrainYard - InformationWeek

Where Sentiment Analysis Heads Next - The BrainYard - InformationWeek | Text Analytics | Scoop.it
Take a look at the state of sentiment analysis and explore future directions.
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Big Data Analytics a Mystery to 4 in 10 Businesses

Big Data Analytics a Mystery to 4 in 10 Businesses | Text Analytics | Scoop.it

42% of businesses are unfamiliar with big data analytics, according to August 2012 survey results from Mzinga, Teradata Aster, and The Center for Complexity 


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