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…