Real-Time Social Media Analysis with GATE Cloud
October 10th 2017 14:30 - 14:45
We will present a framework for collecting and analysing large volumes of social media content. The real-time analytics framework comprises semantic annotation, Linked Open Data, semantic search, and dynamic result aggregation components. In addition, exploratory search and sense-making are supported through information visualisation interfaces, such as co-occurrence matrices, term clouds, treemaps, and choropleths. There is also an interactive semantic search interface (Prospector), where users can save, refine, and analyse the results of semantic search queries over time. Practical use of the framework will be exemplified through three case studies: a general scenario analysing tweets from UK politicians and the public’s response to them in the run up to the 2017 UK general election, an investigation of attitudes towards climate change expressed by these politicians and the public, via their engagement with environmental topics, and an analysis of public tweets leading up to the UK’s referendum on leaving the EU (Brexit) in 2016.