DiscoverText — a service out of the UMass Amherst is planning on monitoring and reporting on the social media chatter around the State of the Union. I just talked to Stu Shulman, the CEO of DiscoverText — who is also a political science professor at UMass Amherst about this. The fundamental concept that DiscoverText will be aiming to showcase and solve will be the ability to gather sentiment data out of the social media chatter.
Here is what DiscoverText plans to do:
- Collect all the tweets with relevant hashtags (#obama, #sotu, etc.) during the State of the Union speech tonight
- Analyze them using the machine learning models that DT has.
- Publish sentiment and directional analysis of the analyzed text data.
We will be posting the data as soon as Dr. Shulman makes it public and available.