Opening talk at Singapore Symposium on Sentiment Analysis (S3A), February 6, 2015, Singapore. http://s3a.sentic.net/#s3a2015
With the rapid rise in the popularity of social media, and near ubiquitous mobile access, the sharing of observations and opinions has become common-place. This has given us an unprecedented access to the pulse of a populace and the ability to perform analytics on social data to support a variety of socially intelligent applications -- be it for brand tracking and management, crisis coordination, organizing revolutions or promoting social development in underdeveloped and developing countries.
I will review: 1) understanding and analysis of informal text, esp. microblogs (e.g., issues of cultural entity extraction and role of semantic/background knowledge enhanced techniques), and 2) how we built Twitris, a comprehensive social media analytics (social intelligence) platform.
I will describe the analysis capabilities along three dimensions: spatio-temporal-thematic, people-content-network, and sentiment-emption-intent. I will couple technical insights with identification of computational techniques and real-world examples using live demos of Twitris (http://twitris2.knoesis.org).