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DiscoverText Sweepstakes

DiscoverText Sweepstakes | Text Analytics | Scoop.it

SIOP 2013 DiscoverText Sweepstakes - Win One Free Year of DiscoverText Enterprise Individual Access

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The free trial is for 30 days and includes access to the Gnip-enabled Power Track for Twitter. It should only take 60-90 seconds to sign up. The deadline to sign up is April 19th, 2013 to be entered in this round of sweepstakes.

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5 ways text analytics can enrich your research

5 ways text analytics can enrich your research | Text Analytics | Scoop.it

Text. It’s the gateway to incredible troves of first-person insight, but it can also be the bane of market research. The more text you have access to, the more you can learn — but how can you chew through enough text to get statistically significant results, without spending weeks and weeks on the process?

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Simple techniques that work...

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Strata 2013 attendees to explore big data and the business singularity

Strata 2013 kicks off this week and big data and cloud computing are sure to be major topics of discussion. Find out what else to expect at Strata 2013.
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Joining Vision Critical: Reflections of an Inventor

Joining Vision Critical: Reflections of an Inventor | Text Analytics | Scoop.it
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As of today, DiscoverText is part of a larger company: Vision Critical, a market research technology provider that works with more than a third of the world’s top 100 brands. The thrill of joining a successful and growing firm headquartered in Vancouver is amplified by my pride in what DiscoverText can bring to Vision Critical’s customers, and by my excitement about what we’ll be able to offer our existing customers now that we are part of Vision Critical.

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The Human Algorithm: Redefining the Value of Data | Brian Solis

The Human Algorithm: Redefining the Value of Data | Brian Solis | Text Analytics | Scoop.it

Excerpted from this interesting article by Brian Solis:
"While the amount of personal and ambient information churned out by SoLoMo is often inundating or even perplexing, it is this “big” data that will help businesses evolve and adapt in a new era of connected consumerism. More importantly, the study and understanding of relevant big data will shift organizations from simply reacting to trends to predicting the next disruption and adapting ahead of competition—thus, marking the shift from rigid to adaptive business models.

Without interpretation, insight and the ability to put knowledge to work, any investment in technology and resources is premature. But, by investing in human capital to make sense of would be ominous data, organizations can modernize the role of business intelligence to introduce a human touch.

The reality is though that how organizations connected with customers yesterday is not how customers will be served tomorrow. Meaning, the entire infrastructure in how we market, sell, help, and create now requires companies to not only study data and behavior but also change how it thinks about customers.

I refer to the confluence of data and interpretation as the human algorithm—the ability to humanize technology and data to put a face, personality, and voice to the need and chance for change. Data tells a story, it just needs help finding its rhythm and rhyme.

The human algorithm is part understanding and part communication. The ability to communicate and apply insights internally and externally is the key to unlocking opportunities to earn relevance. Beyond research, beyond intelligence, the human algorithm is a function of extracting insights with intention, humanizing trends ad possibilities and working with strategists to improve and innovate everything from processes to products to overall experiences.

The idea of the human algorithm is to serve as the human counterpart to the abundance of new social intelligence and listening platforms hitting the market every day. Someone has to be on the other side of data to interpret it beyond routine..."

Read full original article here:
http://www.briansolis.com/2012/12/the-human-algorithm-redefining-the-value-of-data/


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Errol A. Adams JD/MLS's curator insight, December 14, 2012 12:28 PM

Great article...

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The Human Algorithm: Redefining the Value of Data | Brian Solis.

 

From www.briansolis.com - December 13, 2012 6:01 PM

 

Excerpted from this interesting article by Brian Solis:
"While the amount of personal and ambient information churned out by SoLoMo is often inundating or even perplexing, it is this “big” data that will help businesses evolve and adapt in a new era of connected consumerism. More importantly, the study and understanding of relevant big data will shift organizations from simply reacting to trends to predicting the next disruption and adapting ahead of competition—thus, marking the shift from rigid to adaptive business models.

Without interpretation, insight and the ability to put knowledge to work, any investment in technology and resources is premature. But, by investing in human capital to make sense of would be ominous data, organizations can modernize the role of business intelligence to introduce a human touch.

The reality is though that how organizations connected with customers yesterday is not how customers will be served tomorrow. Meaning, the entire infrastructure in how we market, sell, help, and create now requires companies to not only study data and behavior but also change how it thinks about customers.

I refer to the confluence of data and interpretation as the human algorithm—the ability to humanize technology and data to put a face, personality, and voice to the need and chance for change. Data tells a story, it just needs help finding its rhythm and rhyme.

The human algorithm is part understanding and part communication. The ability to communicate and apply insights internally and externally is the key to unlocking opportunities to earn relevance. Beyond research, beyond intelligence, the human algorithm is a function of extracting insights with intention, humanizing trends ad possibilities and working with strategists to improve and innovate everything from processes to products to overall experiences.

The idea of the human algorithm is to serve as the human counterpart to the abundance of new social intelligence and listening platforms hitting the market every day. Someone has to be on the other side of data to interpret it beyond routine..."

Read full original article here:
http://www.briansolis.com/2012/12/the-human-algorithm-redefining-the-value-of-data/

 

 

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L'algorithme de l'homme: Redéfinir la valeur des données | Brian SolisDe www.briansolis.com - Décembre 21, 2012 13:33

Extrait de cet article intéressant par Brian Solis: 
«Bien que la quantité de renseignements personnels et la température ambiante égrenée par SoLoMo est souvent inondé, voire perplexe, c'est ce« gros »des données qui aideront les entreprises évoluent et s'adaptent à une nouvelle ère du consumérisme connecté . Plus important encore, l'étude et la compréhension des données pertinentes grandes organisations se déplacera de se contenter de réagir aux tendances de prédire la rupture prochaine et l'adaptation d'avance sur la concurrence ainsi, marquant le passage d'rigide pour les modèles d'affaires adaptés. Sans interprétation, la perspicacité et la capacité d'appliquer les connaissances acquises, tout investissement dans la technologie et les ressources est prématurée. Mais, en investissant dans le capital humain de donner un sens serait de mauvais augure de données, les entreprises peuvent moderniser le rôle de l'intelligence d'affaires pour introduire une touche humaine. La réalité est cependant que comment les organisations liées aux clients d'hier n'est pas la façon dont les clients seront servis demain. Signification, toute l'infrastructure dans notre façon de commercialiser, de vendre, d'aider et de créer des entreprises exige maintenant que les données de l'étude et le comportement non seulement, mais aussi changer la façon dont il pense les clients. Je me réfère à la confluence des données et l'interprétation que l'algorithme de la capacité humaine à humaniser la technologie et les données de mettre un visage, la personnalité et la voix de la nécessité et de possibilité de changement. Données raconte une histoire, il a juste besoin d'aide pour trouver son rythme et la rime. L'algorithme de compréhension humaine est partie et de la communication une partie. La capacité de communiquer et d'appliquer des connaissances à l'interne et l'externe est la clé pour débloquer des possibilités de gagner leur pertinence. Au-delà de la recherche, au-delà de l'intelligence, l'algorithme humain est une fonction d'extraction des connaissances avec intention , l'humanisation des possibilités tendances publicitaires et de travailler avec les stratèges d'améliorer et d'innover tout de processus pour les produits à des expériences globales. L'idée de l'algorithme de l'homme est de servir l'homologue humain de l'abondance de l'intelligence sociale nouvelle et plates-formes d'écoute arrivent sur le marché chaque jour . Quelqu'un doit être de l'autre côté des données de l'interpréter au-delà de la routine ... »Lire l'article complet originale ici: http://www.briansolis.com/2012/12/the-human-algorithm-redefining-the- Value-of-data /


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Smoking Hot Data and Text Analytics: DiscoverText, Gnip, and the Health Media Collaboratory

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…...
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Twitter's human-powered search is the present and future of AI

Twitter's human-powered search is the present and future of AI | Text Analytics | Scoop.it
Twitter’s use of actual human intelligence to make sense of its search results, points to the mundane reality that even with machine learning and lots of data, sometimes humans are the best source for insights — something those trying to create...
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The irreducible need for humans in making sense of #bigdata

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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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Forget Big Data, Think Mid Data

Forget Big Data, Think Mid Data | Text Analytics | Scoop.it
After attending the American Marketing Association’s first conference on Big Data this week, I’m even more convinced of what I already suspected from speaking to hundreds of Fortune 1000 marketers the last couple of years.
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Tom is right. For many folks we encounter, 10,000 - 50,000 records is #bigdata and requires a set of tools and techniques that are quite different than what is needed for 10s and 100s of millions of items.

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Trial Account Signup

Trial Account Signup | Text Analytics | Scoop.it

A powerful set of online software tools for text analytics. Collect, archive, filter, search & classify text data from surveys, public comment and social media. Free 30-day trial.

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Social Sentiment Takes Center Stage at the May 8, 2013 Sentiment Analysis Symposium in New York

Social Sentiment Takes Center Stage at the May 8, 2013 Sentiment Analysis Symposium in New York | Text Analytics | Scoop.it
The May 8, 2013 Sentiment Analysis Symposium will feature industry-leading speakers and panelists from Bloomberg, IBM, PayPal, Vision Critical, and Westat, start-ups, and academia, covering social ...
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Always a good event. I am excited to present new research on health fear detection at this event.

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Coding Text Using the “QDAP Method”

Coding Text Using the “QDAP Method” | Text Analytics | Scoop.it
We did it! The free, open source, Web-based, university-hosted, FISMA-compliant
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Part one of a three-part essay. Though QDAP-UMass will be closing shop soon, the original Pitt QDAP is going strong, and the QDAP method continues to evolve in my commercial text analytics research and development.

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bitly API Documentation

bitly API Documentation | Text Analytics | Scoop.it

Here at bitly, we see about 4 billion clicks a month, and millions of new links a day. We love looking through this enormous set of data to find interesting stuff -- and we're extremely excited to open up some of the system-wide data endpoints we use, for you to build cool things too!

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#MyDash: Constable Anne Longley, Vancouver Police Department

#MyDash: Constable Anne Longley, Vancouver Police Department | Text Analytics | Scoop.it

What I was not prepared for was the nearly instant tweeting of photos of the riot and the suspects who were participating in the riot. This was a new phenomenon for the VPD, as was the social justice and social shaming that occurred in the days following. Social media was all of a sudden front-and-centre, with “Identify the Rioter” Facebook pages popping up and photos being shared over and over again.

 

 

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Data-driven science is a failure of imagination | R you cereal?

Data-driven science is a failure of imagination | R you cereal? | Text Analytics | Scoop.it

Data-driven scientists (data miners) such as Rosling believe that data can tell a story, that observation equals information, that the best way towards scientific progress is to collect data, visualize them and analyze them (data miners are not specific about what analyze means exactly).

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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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