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NYT: Big Data Troves Stay Forbidden

Huge repositories of data collected by Internet companies are not accessible to scientists, leading some to complain that studies based on these data can't be peer-reviewed.
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HR Analytics at #IHRIMconf

HR Analytics at #IHRIMconf | Text Analytics | Scoop.it

One of the big discoveries for us is that many firms, large and small, shy away from asking open-ended questions in the employee engagement surveys. The reason? They cannot imagine going through thousands or tens of thousands of responses by hand.

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China’s social-media boom | McKinsey China

China’s social-media boom | McKinsey China | Text Analytics | Scoop.it

The popularity of these sites in China is critically important for companies looking to engage the vast and increasingly affluent online audience that uses social media as a vital source of information for brand and product decisions. The social-media landscape in China is a complex environment at huge scale.

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Massive public domain catalog dump from Harvard

Massive public domain catalog dump from Harvard | Text Analytics | Scoop.it
David Weinberger writes, "Harvard University has today put into the public domain (CC0) full bibliographic information about virtually all the 12M works in its 73 libraries. This is (I believe) the largest and most comprehensive such contribution.
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Facebook’s ambition — Scobleizer

Facebook’s ambition —  Scobleizer | Text Analytics | Scoop.it

Ambition. It’s the one word that kept coming up in conversations I had around the halls today at Facebook’s F8 event. Whenever I heard that word it was clear we were talking about Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook. Compared to last week’s weak moves by Twitter, where its CEO barely even announced anything, yesterday’s moves by Facebook were huge.

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Using Business Analytics to Ask the Big Questions of Big Data

Using Business Analytics to Ask the Big Questions of Big Data | Text Analytics | Scoop.it
All companies are grappling to manage exploding amounts of data gathered from transactional systems, mobile devices, the Internet and social networks.
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As Syria Falls, Russia Rises…on Twitter

As Syria Falls, Russia Rises…on Twitter | Text Analytics | Scoop.it

Ultimately, the relationship between the decreasing Islamist rhetoric about Russians in the region and the increasing Russian intervention in Syria merits further study, as it will shed light on the probability of conflict between those two influences. Text Analytics can serve a critical purpose here, as sentiment analyses and further topic modeling will be essential for predicting the behavior of states and non-state actors in a time of great geopolitical change in Syria and the region.

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A Whole New Way to Do Enterprise Text Analytics: The DiscoverText API

A Whole New Way to Do Enterprise Text Analytics: The DiscoverText API | Text Analytics | Scoop.it

The DiscoverText API uses standard JSON for all object output and conforms to the oAuth 1.0 standard for authentication to ensure your data is safe. More information can be found on the DiscoverText API Documentation website.

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Tracking Anti-Smoking Campaign Effects Online

Tracking Anti-Smoking Campaign Effects Online | Text Analytics | Scoop.it

On March 19, 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched Tips from Former Smokers. This campaign was the CDC’s largest anti-smoking campaign ever and its first national advertising effort. The campaign will last four months and consist of both traditional and social media. The Health Media Collaboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago, directed by Sherry Emery, PhD, will measure and evaluate a key social media component of the campaign—its Twitter reach and impact.

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Text Analytics Summit East

Text Analytics Summit East | Text Analytics | Scoop.it

The Text Analytics Summit, a staple of the text analytics community for the past 8 years, creates meaningful networking opportunities, promotes forward-thinking knowledge sharing, and fosters strong, long-lasting business relationships.

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Browsing “Disqus” Clusters

Browsing “Disqus” Clusters | Text Analytics | Scoop.it

We are experimenting with the new “Disqus” API in house. In this video, I show results from a 5-day query against the public API for the term Syria. The 50,000+ results are drawn from a variety of mass media discussion boards, including Al Jazeera, Fox News & CNN.

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Building a Social Sifter

How to use DiscoverText to build a social media sifter. In this example, how to distinguish social media about Avon the Company for Women from other references to Avon the town and other named entities.
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Who Will Attend? | Text Analytics Summit East | Text Analytics News

Who Will Attend? | Text Analytics Summit East | Text Analytics News | Text Analytics | Scoop.it

Text Analytics is now a well-known commodity that is being used across many business and industries. The Text Analytics Summit continues to grow every year along with the industry, attracting new IT professionals and businessmen, while maintaining a loyal delegate base that keeps coming back year after year.

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Election Analytics: Romney Trends in April

Election Analytics: Romney Trends in April | Text Analytics | Scoop.it
Throughout April, millions of individuals utilized social media to express their feelings about this heated Republican primary race as well as about specific Republican candidates. So as April ultimately became the month during which Romney’s nomination solidified, the question on many minds is: will Conservatives, Independents, and undecideds coalesce around the moderate Romney?
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Exporting TopMeta

Exporting TopMeta | Text Analytics | Scoop.it

When you import either your own data or live social media feeds into DiscoverText, that data often includes various “metadata,” providing a wealth of revealing information about the Tweet, Facebook post, public comment, or survey response you will be analyzing. “TopMeta Explorer” is the function in DiscoverText that allows you to view the number of most (or least) frequently occurring metadata items and filter your data according to that metadata.

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Sentiment Analysis Symposium - Speaker List

Sentiment Analysis Symposium - Speaker List | Text Analytics | Scoop.it

A fine list of speakers for the upcoming sentiment analysis symposium presented by Seth Grimes.

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B2B Marketers: Use Big Data, New Tools to Evaluate, Execute, Evolve - Forbes

B2B Marketers: Use Big Data, New Tools to Evaluate, Execute, Evolve - Forbes | Text Analytics | Scoop.it
Retailers aren’t the only ones struggling to meet the demands of the digital revolution.
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Top 5 Innovations for Social Media Analysis

Top 5 Innovations for Social Media Analysis | Text Analytics | Scoop.it
There are a handful of innovative tools that have incorporated multilingual processing tools into their SMA offering, allowing an organization to pick one tool that can monitor multiple languages. Si, señora.
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Five Reasons to Use Text Analytics - Fern Halper

Five Reasons to Use Text Analytics - Fern Halper | Text Analytics | Scoop.it

Text analytics software is rapidly becoming mainstream. Why? Just think about all of the data that your company creates internally and all of the data that is available to you from external sources. A large majority of this data is unstructured text. More and more, companies are coming to realize that they need a way to analyze and make use of this data so they can make better decisions for competitive advantage.

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Meet Catalyst: IARPA’s Entity and Relationship Extraction Program | Public Intelligence

Meet Catalyst: IARPA’s Entity and Relationship Extraction Program | Public Intelligence | Text Analytics | Scoop.it
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) is building a computer system capable of automatically analyzing the massive quantities of data gathered across the entire intelligence community and extracting information on specific...
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Decoding the Hunger Games

Decoding the Hunger Games | Text Analytics | Scoop.it

We started the process by using DiscoverText to source and analyze related social media. We filtered those findings through our Culture Mapping process.

 

We’ve found DiscoverText to be an engine that lets us get in and dig. It’s what you’re trained to do as a hunter of information. We don’t like walls. We don’t measure the loudest signals, only the most intriguing ones. Loud squelches the source behind the impact and you miss the kinetics of human nature.

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BigDataWeek Plans Lots of Meetings in April Around the World

BigDataWeek Plans Lots of Meetings in April Around the World | Text Analytics | Scoop.it
If you are interested in Big Data you might want to keep your calendar open in late April for some interesting meetups. Every day starting with Monday April ...

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Weibo Arrives @DiscoverText

Weibo Arrives @DiscoverText | Text Analytics | Scoop.it

With over 300 million users, Weibo is the largest micro-blogging website in China. Its integration into DiscoverText will empower social media analysts in the United States, China, and around the world. Fused with DiscoverText’s range of functions (incuding advanced metadata filtering, near-duplicate text detection, auto-translation, and machine classification) the Weibo integration opens the door to exciting new multi-lingual research possibilities.

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