500 Words Competition

123,436 stories. 54 million words. A unique window into the inner world of children and an opportunity to discover what they care about and what makes them happy, sad or anxious. Source: Inspired Research: News from the Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford Earlier this year, children from all over the UK submitted stories…

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Sentiment Analysis in Social Networks

Moilanen, Karo and Pulman, Stephen. (2016). Price-sensitive Ripples and Chain Reactions: Tracking the Impact of Corporate Announcements with Real-time Multidimensional Opinion Streaming. Chapter 15 in Federico Alberto Pozzi, Elisabetta Fersini, Enza Messina, and Bing Liu (Eds.). Sentiment Analysis in Social Networks, 1st Edition. Elsevier.

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PreCeive Batch Utility Released

We are pleased to announce the release of the PreCeive Batch tool. This simple but powerful Open Source utility enables you to use our PreCeive text analytics service with a spreadsheet of data without needing to write any code. For more information, read this article in the Developers section.

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TheySay Keynote Speech at SAP Central Bank Summit 2016

TheySay Ltd. announced that their co-founder, Professor Stephen Pulman will be presenting the keynote speech at the SAP Central Bank Executive Summit on July 12-15, 2016 in Heidelberg, Germany. Download the slides here: pulman_sap_heidelberg_jul_2016 We present: * The keynote speech on TheySay’s technology. * A 2-hour masterclass in sentiment analysis. About TheySay London-based TheySay, established in 2011 and co-founded…

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Game of Thrones “Battle of the Bastards”

A look at Game of Thrones character mentions on Twitter during “Battle of the Bastards”: Emotion analysis of these tweets illustrates the roller coaster experience of watching a Game of Thrones episode:

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Nigel Farage and the #flotillafaceoff

The Brexit flotilla battle on the Thames certainly provided a source of entertainment on Twitter. We detected humour in 39.1% of tweets about Nigel Farage on Sunday. Mr Farage’s naval pursuits also caused a lot of anger; 29% of tweets about him were angry.

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What the ‘Brexit’ vote means for the American election

While America deals with the onslaught of Donald Trump headlines, Britain has been dealing with an upcoming vote of its own: the so-called Brexit. On June 23rd, Brits will vote on a referendum to leave the European Union. As voting day is only weeks away, the defining arguments of the two sides, Camp Leave versus…

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Will technology help pollsters get the EU referendum correct?

It’s been well documented that 2015 was not a good year for the pollsters. ForrestBrown explore how research and development in next generation polling techniques offer opportunity for pollsters to change the way they collect and interpret information. “Another piece of the technology jigsaw that is starting to inform election polling is machine learning. Huge…

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TheySay and the debate for an English national anthem on Twitter

An idea put forward by Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins to create a national anthem for England has been approved in principle by Parliament. “TheySay, Oxford University’s social media sentiment analysis tool, looked at 10,000 tweets about the debate. Dr Karo Moilanen, co-founder of TheySay, said: “Twitter users are open to the idea of an official…

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