Microsoft Codename "Social Analytics" – Lab Phase is Complete

The Microsoft Codename “Social Analytics” lab phase is complete.  Here is what we wanted to learn from this lab: How useful do customers find this scenario? API prioritization: We wanted to understand which features developers needed to implement first and how easy it is to implement these (for example, contentitem display, how to modify filters,…

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Lab Bonus! Enhanced Sentiment Analysis for Twitter from Microsoft Research

What’s new? In this release, we enhanced our sentiment software by upgrading to the latest version of code from the same Microsoft Research team we used in prior releases.  The major improvement in this version of their code is a new classifier specifically trained on Tweets.  The sentiment analysis code we used in prior releases…

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Enhanced Analytics and Sentiment Analysis Arrive in Social Analytics

We are proud to announce an update to the Microsoft Codename “Social Analytics” Lab.  This update builds on the services we announced in October by providing the following new capabilities: Enhanced analytics in our API Sample usage of the enhanced analytics in the Engagement Client – 5 new analytic widgets Improved sentiment analysis for Tweets 1. Enhanced Analytics: Our…

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Finding Top Handles

This post is a continuation of a series of posts that provides details on how the Entities can be used to accomplish some basic scenarios in the Social Analytics lab. In this scenario we’ll look at identifying top participants for one of the lab datasets. To accomplish this, we need on two Entities in our…

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Finding Top Message Threads for a Filter

This is the second post in a series where we explore Entities in the Social Analytics Lab API. Through this series of posts, we will provide details on how the Entities can be used to accomplish some basic scenarios in the Social Analytics lab. In this scenario we’ll look at identifying top threads for one…

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Finding Top Keywords with the Social Analytics API

 There are over 50 Entities and Service Operations available in the Social Analytics Lab API. Over the next few posts we will provide details on how the Entities can be used to accomplish some basic scenarios in the Social Analytics lab. The first scenario we’ll look at identifies top keywords for one of the lab…

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Bill Gates and Education: What are people saying?

After spending last week speaking with world leaders at the G20 Summit, Bill Gates kicked off this week by speaking with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria about education reform. We thought we’d check in with the Social Analytics Engagement Client to see how people are currently talking about Bill’s views on education. Starting with the most active…

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Boo! Little Surprises in the Engagement Client

Happy Halloween!    There are many features in the Engagement Client that you can explore on your own by clicking all the controls or by reading the “Engagement Client Quick Start Guide“.   Some controls are visible all the time and some are cleverly exposed when you roll your mouse over a post.     Here are a few features that may not be as obvious…

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Getting Access to the Social Analytics Lab

Are you curious about Microsoft Codename “Social Analytics?” Are you wondering how to get started? The Social Analytics Lab and its documentation (on Social Analytics Connect) are available and ready to help you, as is our Social Analytics Forum. Just go to the Social Analytics Lab to register for the lab and follow the instructions there. In case you…

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Announcing Microsoft Codename "Social Analytics" Lab

Today we are announcing the release of the Microsoft Codename “Social Analytics” Lab. As the popularity of the social web continues to grow it has become increasingly important for businesses to keep their finger on the pulse of the social web. Social information provides businesses with new insights, and the social web provides a means…

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