Twitter elections predictions: the election results…

The results are in since Sunday last weekend and here are the results for the flemish part of Belgium in short: NV-A have won a lot.  From almost any side you look at it they improved their positions considerably with…

Twitter Elections predictions, final installment

Below you’ll find the final graphs I’ll plot. Top 9 for attention: PS SP.A NV-A MR GROEN OPENVLD ECOLO CDH CD&V Other parties got less than 2.5% Top 9 sentiment: SP.A GROEN PS ECOLO MR NV-A OPENVLD MG CDH According…

Mobile OS landscape has shifted dramatically

While Apple is prepping the delivery of the first iPhones in the states, we’ve been seeing a real shift in the dominant Operating Systems in Europe the last 12 months.  And of course this has an impact on the mobile…

Twitter elections prediction: the graphs

Here the positives and the negatives visually for each tracked party.

Twitter elections prediction: the data

So here’s the data so far, from 2012-08-27 till 2012-09-12. Note that we had to correct the numbers for GROEN (green), because #groen is a hashtag that is also used for ecological topics in general.  Other than that we didn’t change the…

Twitter Elections experiment implementation

Challenges encountered Some challenges encountered while setting up the processing of the tweets: Dutch sentiment analyzers are not easy to come by, so we needed to translate the tweets prior to sentiment analysis. Limiting tweets to Belgium funnily isn’t as…

Predicting elections with twitter: setting the stage

Introduction I’ll now set the stage so that I can start working on the project.  As said some times before already, I’ll keep things simple. So, I apologize up-front if I cut some corners and don’t do everything the scientific…

Predict elections with Twitter: preliminary thoughts

Introduction In this post I’ll be setting the stage for the next steps of the project. Data OK, let’s have a look at the main things we can get from Twitter: Tweets (content) user information her “opinion” (vote?) who gets…
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