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Introducing Wildcards - Making Powerful Filters Even Simpler

At DataSift we pride ourselves on the power and flexibility of our filtering engine. One feature customers have asked for though is the ability to use wildcards in text-based filter conditions. Wildcards are now available on the platform to make writing powerful queries even simpler. Text Wildcards Firstly, it's probably worth clarifying what a wildcard is in this context. The wildcard operator on DataSift allows you to match (when filtering and tagging) against text values where there...

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How To Apply Machine Learning And Give Social Data Meaning

Recently I've covered the tagging and scoring features of DataSift VEDO. My post on scoring gave a top level overview and a simple example, but might have left you hungry for something a little more meaty. In this post I’ll take you through how we’ve started to build linear classifiers internally using machine learning techniques to tackle more complex classification projects. This post will explain what a linear classifier is, how it can help you and give you a method to get...

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Using Library Classifiers To Analyse A Product Launch

In a previous post I introduced you to the new DataSift library, a repository of extremely useful classifiers that will help you build great social solutions quickly. In this post using a practical example I'll show just how useful the classifiers are and how they can help you to start tackling a real-world scenario in minutes. Analysing Sony's PS4 Launch On the 14th of November at 11pm eastern time, Sony held their launch event for the PlayStation 4. Naturally there was a large...

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Introducing Machine Learned Classifiers To Inspire Your Next Solution

The launch of DataSift VEDO introduced new features to allow you to add structure to social data. Alongside we introduced the DataSift library to help you build solutions faster and learn quicker. Today we continue this theme by adding further items to the library. These include examples of machine learned classifiers which are sure to whet your appetite and get your creative juices flowing. Machine Learned Classifiers Since we announced VEDO there's been a lot of buzz around the...

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Build Better Social Solutions Faster with the DataSift Library

The launch of DataSift VEDO introduced new features to allow you to add structure to social data. Alongside VEDO we also introduced the DataSift library - a great new resource to inspire you and make your life easier. Benefit from our experience and build better solutions faster. What? Why? Where? We've introduced the DataSift library to help you to benefit from our experience working with our customers. CSDL (our filtering and tagging language) is extremely powerful, but it might not be...

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