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Streams within streams

The Curated Stream Definition Language (CSDL) in DataSift allows one stream to call another stream. The technique adds some interesting new possibilities. This blog post is a tutorial for beginners. First, let's set up three example streams, keeping them very simple because we're just illustrating…

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Introducing : Links Augmentations

One of our favourite features of DataSift is our Links Augmentation. In short, it is used to fully resolve any URL to it's original, un-shortened form, allowing us to fetch content from the page the link points to. On top of resolving the link we also fetch the content of the page and allow you to…

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Introduction Streaming API

At its simplest, the DataSift Streaming API is a tool to send requests to DataSift in order to receive data from a stream, and close the connection when you are done. For more comprehensive use, the Streaming API is perfect if you want to capture or record a continuous, high-throughput stream of…

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Introduction to Tagging

One of the advanced features of DataSift's Curated Stream Definition Language (CSDL) is tagging. The tag keyword allows you to add extra data to the objects coming from a stream, data which you can then use in subsequent analysis. A Tweet, for example, includes a wide range of data. There is the…

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