Last week I had the privilege of organising the 13th meeting of the London Text Analytics group, which featured two excellent speakers: Despo Georgiou of Atos SE and Diana Maynard of Sheffield University. Despo’s talk described her internship at UXLabs where she compared a number of tools for analysing free-text survey responses (namely TheySay, Semantria, Google Prediction API and Weka). Diana’s talk focused on sentiment analysis applied to social media, and entertained the 70+ audience with all manner of insights based on her expertise of having worked on the topic for longer than just about anyone I know. Well done to both speakers!
The event was kindly hosted by the Financial Times in their offices by Southwark Bridge, and the quality of the location and catering were both superb. My sincere thanks go to Guy Valerio, Katie Browne and John O’Donovan at the FT for making this happen.
I won’t say too much about the two presentations here (there are already some great write-ups out there 🙂 but if you’d like to know more I’ve included Despo’s slides below, and Diana’s are already online at: http://www.slideshare.net/dianamaynard/do-we-really-know-what-people-mean-when-they-tweet.
See you at the next meetup!