Text Analysis

Data Source Handbook: A Guide to Public Data

The Data Source Handbook by Pete Warden provides a concise and handy guide to some of the main sources of public data accessible on the web today. It’s a very short book of 40 pages. This in itself does not

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Data Source Handbook: A Guide to Public Data

The Data Source Handbook by Pete Warden provides a concise and handy guide to some of the main sources of public data accessible on the web today. It’s a very short book of 40 pages. This in itself does not

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Mining the Social Web by Matthew A Russell

In Mining the Social Web Matthew A Russell offers to instruct in identifying social connections, trends in discussion and locations by tapping into social media data. He succeeds in spades. This fast-paced and rich handbook jumps right into the fray

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Mining the Social Web by Matthew A Russell

In Mining the Social Web Matthew A Russell offers to instruct in identifying social connections, trends in discussion and locations by tapping into social media data. He succeeds in spades. This fast-paced and rich handbook jumps right into the fray

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Comparing Word Clouds

Taking a look at a chart of common words and their frequency of use is a first attempt at this. tapor.jpg A similar chart was created showing me words that appeared only in one or the another and I was immediately struck by the fact that campus didn’t occur at all in the McMaster announcement, where it was the most frequent word at Guelph. … By choosing to upload only the text of the announcements themselves (And thus help the tool know just what is important to me) I can get the results I want to consider. tapor2.jpg Voila! … I want to consider this further, but I am far more a visual thinker, and while these bar charts are pleasing, and take a wealth of data and distill it to a very nice summary, I want to take it one step further.

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Comparing Word Clouds

Taking a look at a chart of common words and their frequency of use is a first attempt at this. tapor.jpg A similar chart was created showing me words that appeared only in one or the another and I was immediately struck by the fact that campus didn’t occur at all in the McMaster announcement, where it was the most frequent word at Guelph. … By choosing to upload only the text of the announcements themselves (And thus help the tool know just what is important to me) I can get the results I want to consider. tapor2.jpg Voila! … I want to consider this further, but I am far more a visual thinker, and while these bar charts are pleasing, and take a wealth of data and distill it to a very nice summary, I want to take it one step further.

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Google Quick Visualization for Historians

A year ago I wrote a recipe for the TAPoR project to demonstrate a way for historians to utilize text analysis tools to plumb historical data from Google. In the recipe a user aggregated search results from Google and used

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Google Quick Visualization for Historians

A year ago I wrote a recipe for the TAPoR project to demonstrate a way for historians to utilize text analysis tools to plumb historical data from Google. In the recipe a user aggregated search results from Google and used

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Contronyms…Too Cool!

I admit it…I had no idea what a contronym was until I saw this fascinating list of examples. A contronym is a word which its own antonym. Get it. Maybe not. The word custom for example means both usual and

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Contronyms…Too Cool!

I admit it…I had no idea what a contronym was until I saw this fascinating list of examples. A contronym is a word which its own antonym. Get it. Maybe not. The word custom for example means both usual and

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Pictures Drawn with Words

This is a just really cool. Knutz.net Thomas Broome has a series of pictures drawn entirely with words…really. Interior landscapes composed of chandeliers drawn only using the word chandelier. Wonderful little details to appreciate.

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Pictures Drawn with Words

This is a just really cool. Knutz.net Thomas Broome has a series of pictures drawn entirely with words…really. Interior landscapes composed of chandeliers drawn only using the word chandelier. Wonderful little details to appreciate.

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Making the Pitch

Clever lads have run the CES address of Bill Gates and the Macworld Keynote by Steve Jobs through a variety of text analysis tools to get an idea of why one has greater impact than the other. The article demonstrates

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Making the Pitch

Clever lads have run the CES address of Bill Gates and the Macworld Keynote by Steve Jobs through a variety of text analysis tools to get an idea of why one has greater impact than the other. The article demonstrates

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Mining Social Networks For Profit

Everyone knows that the value is in the network. SNA is a wonderful tool for academic and I am using it to map my local webs of commerce. The folks at Spoke however are doing this one step better. They

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Mining Social Networks For Profit

Everyone knows that the value is in the network. SNA is a wonderful tool for academic and I am using it to map my local webs of commerce. The folks at Spoke however are doing this one step better. They

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