Social listening has a nasty habit of being completely soft—all about the words without the context of volume and velocity of conversation—or completely quantitative with little information about what’s actually being said. Unfortunately, this leads to conclusions that don’t help you make better strategic decisions. Whichever way your listening leans, you can’t get a clear picture of a situation or your brand online without both the qualitative and the quantitative.
Added by Chris Atwood on March 28, 2016 at 10:30am —
BERLIN stands for Behavioural Event Reconstruction Linguistic Interface for Narratives. I introduced BERLIN a few blogs ago - in my "final blog." Theoretically after one's final blog, no further blogs are forthcoming. However, I am now posting bonus blogs reflecting aspects of the same closing subject. Today, I will be elaborating on BERLIN's syntax and how its searches are facilitated. As a general rule, the objective of BERLIN is to convert human-friendly narrative into computer-friendly… Continue
Added by Don Philip Faithful on March 5, 2016 at 10:12am —
The Geneva Social Media Index (GSMI) is based on analysis of the use of Twitter, which is the most frequently used social media tool in diplomacy, politics and social developments. The GSMI balances Twitter activities and the impact these activities create. It aims to promote smart and impactful use of social media. The Index was developed by …
Added by Goran S. Milovanović on January 29, 2016 at 4:30pm —
I want to interrupt my "blogging fast" in order to discuss developments to my final programming effort called Elmira. On Elmira, among other things, I hold storylines from fairytales, movies, television episodes, and real-life court cases mostly dealing with abductions, forced confinement, missing persons, sexual predators, stalkers, and serial killers. Consider a movie like "Hostel" directed by Eli Roth. With my… Continue
Added by Don Philip Faithful on January 23, 2016 at 9:26am —
"Look, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do; nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. Come, let us go down, and confuse their language there, so that they will not understand one another's speech." (Genesis 11-6,7) On the distance between expression, meaning, and action resulting from growth of populations and… Continue
Added by Don Philip Faithful on October 31, 2015 at 6:20am —
I routinely ask people who have degrees the following question: "So what did you do your thesis on?" Since I routinely encounter problems outside my domain, I like to be aware of the resources around me. I have been reminded that a student doesn't necessarily have to complete a major research paper to earn a degree. A student can just "do the program." As a person who has always chosen to do the research paper, I can say that this normally takes a fair amount of collaboration. There is a… Continue
Added by Don Philip Faithful on October 17, 2015 at 4:57am —
When discussing the use of algorithms, the issue of durability or portability has to be considered. For example, a stock trading algorithm might be used in a missile guidance system. The algorithm would have to operate on an abstract kinetic level rather than for a specific application. I have written in the past about using the same algorithm to study stocks, earthquakes, hurricanes, electro-cardiograms, and attempts at evasion - using my mouse in a game environment. Wouldn't an abstraction… Continue
Added by Don Philip Faithful on October 4, 2015 at 7:17am —
There are a number of movies that I consider much more suitable for television than theatre: Alien Versus Predator; Doom; Snakes on a Plane; The Cave; The Colony. The stories of these movies play out in environmentally-limited sometimes enclosed settings. In the theatre, I considered Alien Versus Predator the worst movie I ever had to sit through in my entire life, second perhaps only to the original Tron. But at home on a 36-inch display, it has become one of my all-time favourites. On the… Continue
Added by Don Philip Faithful on September 28, 2015 at 6:24am —
Last year, I wrote a blog on "mass data assignments." For readers that lack a prototype or application to handle data using mass data assignments, the topic probably seems a bit evasive. In this blog, I will be reinforcing and developing… Continue
Added by Don Philip Faithful on August 29, 2015 at 5:46am —
Statistical conclusions that do not make sense are regrettably a majority of the outcomes on large unconstrained data problems. Yet these large divergent problems sometimes settle over time into something that may make sense eventually. This can leave the data tool box full of scrubbing tools, regressions, culminations, and learning algorithms obsolete. Replaced with common normal growth estimates and a demand for clear hindsight into why the data exists and what… Continue
Added by Sigmond Axel on August 28, 2015 at 4:47am —
Which accounts should I follow on Twitter to stay up to date with Big Data?
This is a common question for those who want to learn about Big Data or know more about the field.
Well, it just so happened that I wanted to practise my skills with Python and with Twitter API, I have thus created a way to find and rank the most successful accounts talking about Big Data on Twitter.
Here is the… Continue
Added by Luca Naso on August 3, 2015 at 9:04am —
When the performance of an employee is evaluated, ideally there are no externalities to complicate the analysis. If the employee has a computer that is constantly freezing up - or the servers in the company frequently operate slowly - the employee's performance data will reflect the functionality and effectiveness of these systems. If the company occupies a highly competitive market, declining sales data is attributable at least in part to competition rather than the behaviours of employees.… Continue
Added by Don Philip Faithful on July 25, 2015 at 5:44am —
When I returned to university to do a graduate degree, I was interested to discover how certain terms are subject to "intellectual interpretation." A word that I was asked to explain during one of my earliest classes was "ontology." Since this term was absent from my dictionary, I originally confused it with "oncology." I faintly recall that oncology involves the study of tumors. After consulting a few sources, I said that ontology is the study of how things come to exist or into being. I… Continue
Added by Don Philip Faithful on May 30, 2015 at 6:17am —
In Java programming, there is the idea of a "virtual machine." A virtual machine is a computer system that doesn't exist in real life. Yet programs can be written for it. The code is interpreted by a runtime environment. Through this arrangement, Java programs can operate on different operating systems rather than one exclusively. Depending on one's background, the concept of a "… Continue
Added by Don Philip Faithful on May 23, 2015 at 6:31am —
"Measurement owes its existence to Earth; estimation of quantity to measurement; calculation to estimation of quantity; balancing of chances to calculation; and victory to balancing of chances." - Sun Tzu, The Art of War (Translated by L. Giles)
The quote from Sun Tzu seems to suggest how a military leader gathers data; adapts to different situations; and makes decisions weighing the circumstances. It says that the balancing of chances depends on "calculation." I… Continue
Added by Don Philip Faithful on April 18, 2015 at 6:20am —
Try introducing yourself as a Competitive Intelligence or CI analyst. Chances are that the reactions will range from (a) That's what you do all day, Google search? to (b) Identifying 007 ways to look at competition, Corporate Bond?
Of course, one can always resort to the classical definition of CI. It is defined as the action of defining, gathering, analyzing,and distributing intelligence about products, customers,… Continue
Added by Debleena Roy on March 4, 2015 at 9:00pm —
In my previous blog on the Hopscotch and Robots simulation environment, I discussed the use of structural data extracted from hypothetical and real-life organizational events. In the current blog, I will be briefly covering conceptual issues more focused on the nature of the structural data itself including its theoretical significance.
Structural data holds information about the relationship between events.… Continue
Added by Don Philip Faithful on January 18, 2015 at 8:10am —
When I read a blog, I often find myself in deep thought as I approach the end, trying to determine if the author has said anything that I might be able to use. A blog doesn't have to say anything. Nor does it have to be useful to me specifically. It might simply offer a personal reflection on life. As a person who also writes blogs, I… Continue
Added by Don Philip Faithful on January 3, 2015 at 8:16am —
Before elaborating on my fruitless existence - about my decision to avoid fruit - I want to emphasize how this blog is actually about something that I call the "Fallacy of Rational Prerequisite." There will be some misunderstanding about this term even after my prolonged explanation. I just want to state plainly at the outset that I am not proposing that people become irrational. If they are already so, I am not suggesting that they further the situation.… Continue
Added by Don Philip Faithful on December 20, 2014 at 8:21am —
Like many students about to finish their undergraduate degree, I decided to artificially inflate my grades by taking some "bird courses." These are not courses about birds. Other students assured me that the courses were designed to bolster my marks and to help me complete my program requirements. Considering the many bird courses available, I decided to take introductory music, which was essentially a history course focused on music. It required a lot of… Continue
Added by Don Philip Faithful on December 6, 2014 at 8:52am —