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16Aug/108

Reading data from Twitters API stream

Thanks to Twitters Stream API, retrieving large sets of live and real data to analyze in a social context is now very easy to accomplish. At our disposal we have a never-ending stream of Tweets from people all around the globe. In this article you will learn how to tap into this stream using the PHP scripting language.

30Jul/100

Extracting and making use of ANEW tables

The ANEW (Affective Norms for English Words) is a dataset that puts a valence, or mood to words. Using this (all be it from 1999) data, we can derive the mood of a body of text, such as a Tweet - however first things first, lets get the data into a usable form and learn how we can make use of it.

28Jul/101

Twitter location filtering

During my daily visit to NewScientist, I came across an article detailing a researchers efforts to map the mood of the USA, based on data available through the Twitter Stream API. The method of determining the mood I will go into in another article - however for those who are interested you should look into Affective Norms for English Words - the aim of this article is to make available to us an easy to way to determine the bounding boxes for the locations filtering parameters required to filter the Twitter Stream by location, instead of keywords.