Noreen Seebacher

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Broadway
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Re: IMHO
Broadway   5/28/2013 10:59:12 PM
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@Hospice, as long as competitive advantage can be had by being in the forefront of applied analytics, there will be businesses pushing the envelope so they can get a leg up on the competition.

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Re: IMHO
Louis Watson   5/28/2013 1:15:55 AM
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"....The analytics is done behind the scenes and in secret."

 

There goes Capitalism getting in the way of progress again.

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Re: Moving at the speed of government
Louis Watson   5/28/2013 1:12:46 AM
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@tomsq   Great point, honestly are we really equipped to understand the analytical data that comes from this type of endeavor ? 

Sure there are some who can lead the charge, but can the largest corporation in world - (the government) extend this expertise to every corner of it's domain ?  

 

I doubt it.

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Re: Moving at the speed of government
Louis Watson   5/28/2013 1:08:49 AM
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@Jeff  Please don't underestimate the power of Twitter ! : )

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The Fleecing of America ?
Louis Watson   5/28/2013 1:07:03 AM
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I am skeptical how much can be gleaned from text and social media as far as the government is concerned.  The precision necessary for the granularity sought is just not there. 

Though I am sure this will not stop the government from giving it - the " ol College try."

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Re: IMHO
Noreen Seebacher   5/27/2013 9:09:43 AM
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Do you really believe that hospice?

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Re: IMHO
Hospice_Houngbo   5/27/2013 3:16:52 AM
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@Noreen,

At this stage, social media analytics is more about "sentiment analysis" of user generated content. Nothing fancy or innovative so far. 

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Re: IMHO
Hospice_Houngbo   5/27/2013 3:07:18 AM
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@Broadway,

"The analytics is done behind the scenes and in secret."

Maybe, but any considerable advances in social media analytuics will already be known to the research community.

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Re: IMHO
Hospice_Houngbo   5/27/2013 3:02:26 AM
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@Pierre,

Natural languages are highly ambiguous. It is commonly known in natural language processing that a simple sentence (or word) can have many different interpretations. Sometime only the knowledge of the state of the world can help resolve the ambiguity. In the case of " #nowthatcherisdead", we need more information (that is out of the text itself) in order get the meaning of the text.

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Re: IMHO
Broadway   5/26/2013 11:50:23 PM
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@Noreen, from what I've heard some people are pretty fairly advanced with social media analytics -- they just don't tell anybody how they do it. The analytics is done behind the scenes and in secret.

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