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Exploring Keyword Relationships in Social Posts with word2vec

You might have seen our recent announcement covering many things including the launch of our new FORUM data science initiative. We're looking to share more of our experience and research to help innovation in social data analysis. One of the first things we wanted to share is our work exploring the relationships between keywords and terms in social posts. Our data science team has been researching this area using word2vec - a data science library that models the relationship / similarity...

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Open Data Processing for Twitter - Now Available

Following Twitter's announcement to terminate their partnership with DataSift, we've been working hard to build a solution to help out customers continue to use features they have come to rely on for their Twitter solution. DataSift's open-source connector As of August 13th 2015 companies will need to license Twitter data directly from Gnip. To help make your transition as smooth as possible, and to help you to continue to use our platform features; today we've released an...

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DataSift PYLON - The value of unified data processing

Applying CSDL and VEDO to Facebook topic data You might have seen our recent announcement which enables developers to gain insights from Facebook topic data. No doubt you're eager to learn more! In this post we'll look at how easy it is to take CSDL you've fine-tuned for filtering data from networks such as Twitter or Tumblr, and apply this in PYLON both for not only filtering but also for classifying Facebook topic data. This demonstrates the simplicity of using a unified data...

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New Community Site Launched!

Things change very fast at DataSift, it can be hard to keep up.   This week we've released our new community site at community.datasift.com.       The community site hosts our forums going forwards. It's the best place to ask questions to be answered by our staff and other developers, and you can also leave feedback and make suggestions to our team.   Another role of the community site is to keep you better informed of platform changes and...

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How To Update Filters On-The-Fly And Build Dynamic Social Solutions

It would be easy if the world around us was static, but in practice things are always changing. Nowhere is this truer than in the world of social networks; users are constantly following new friends and expressing new thoughts. The filter you wrote yesterday is probably already out-of-date!    On the DataSift platform you can update your filters on the fly via the API and avoid downtime for your application. This not only allows you to adapt to real-world changing scenarios,...

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