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Collecting, Analyzing and Visualizing Tweets using Open Source Tools

Yang, Seungwon and Kavanaugh, Andrea (2011) Collecting, Analyzing and Visualizing Tweets using Open Source Tools. Technical Report TR-11-14, Computer Science, Virginia Tech.

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This tutorial will teach participants how to collect, analyze and visualize results from twitter data. We will demonstrate several different free, open-source web-based tools that participants can use to collect twitter data (e.g., Archivist,, TwapperKeeper), and show them a few different methods, tools or programs they can use to analyze the data in a given collection. Finally, we will show participants visualization tools and programs they can use to present the analyses, such as tag clouds, graphs and other data clustering techniques. As much as possible this will be a hands-on tutorial, so participants can learn by making their own twitter data collection, analysis and visualization as part of the tutorial.

Item Type:Departmental Technical Report
Keywords:archiving tweets, word cloud, NLTK, visualization, digital government, social media
Subjects:Computer Science > Information Visualization
Computer Science > Information Retrieval
ID Code:1160
Deposited By:Yang, Mr Seungwon
Deposited On:02 August 2011