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Social Media Analytics : Applications & Pitfalls
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Themos Kalafatis commented on Vincent Granville's blog post The next revolution in analytics: it's not about software, it's about data
"Competitive Intelligence works surprisingly well. For example by collecting Tweets discussing about  all Telcos we are then able to understand :   - which Telco is associated with signal problems - which Telco products have the highest…"
Aug 25, 2011
Themos Kalafatis posted a blog post

7th Annual Text Analytics Summit

I would like to say a few words about an upcoming major event for all of those interested in Text Analytics and its various uses in Social Media, Marketing and Business Intelligence. Starting on May 18th, the annual Text Analytics summit (the only conference dedicated completely to Text Mining) will take place in Boston, MA with a total of …See More
Feb 16, 2011
Themos Kalafatis replied to eggman2001's discussion Is knowing SQL helpful for online marketing analytics?
"I agree with Vincent and Ralph. Although your question is about using SQL during the analysis rather than using SQL to extract your data, here are some situations where i found SQL to be of great help : 1) When looking for outliers and marking them…"
Nov 22, 2010
Themos Kalafatis posted a blog post

Banks, Risk Disclosure and Text Analytics

A UK-based MSc student of Kingston Business School - Christos Gkemitzis had an idea for his MSc project which immediately caught my attention : Use Text Analytics methods to annual reports given by Banks and extract metrics on how these Banks handle their Credit and Interest rate risk as explained in these reports and then test several hypotheses ( do Banks of a higher risk profile disclose bigger amount of risk-related information compared to those having lower risk profile?) and also identify…See More
Sep 1, 2010
Themos Kalafatis posted a blog post

Interview with Kaggle CEO Anthony GoldBloom

For those that haven't heard of Kaggle before, Kaggle is a team of people that provide the functionality and support to host Data Mining contests. Here is how it works : Suppose that you are working for a Telco and wish to implement a new Churn prediction model. Rather than running this project in-house, you submit your data to Kaggle. What happens next is that -hopefully- many statisticians globally will each…See More
Aug 10, 2010
Themos Kalafatis posted a blog post

Summarization of Blog posts with "Web Pulse" Reports

In the past couple of months i was looking for a way to best capture and understand what happens on the Web -and more specifically what people write in blogs- in terms of sentiment and emerging trends. The first thing that i came up with was the the idea of creating a "Web Pulse" Report : A way to summarize what people are discussing on the web. Although the implementation was not as complex as i expected, i was pleased to find that the knowledge that can be extracted is -to say the least- very…See More
Jul 30, 2010
Themos Kalafatis posted a blog post

Predictive Analytics and Politics

Over the past month i had the opportunity to combine different techniques to identify trends and patterns regarding the economic situation in Greece as seen from a Web perspective. The collection was made from different sources : Blogs, forums and various websites.The situation in Greece is more or less known to many people. The country is in a bad economic shape and this has consequences in Society in a number of ways. Unstructured text information was collected and used to identify trends…See More
Apr 13, 2010
Themos Kalafatis replied to Håkan Jonsson's discussion The Man Who Looked Into Facebook's Soul: Huge Facebook dataset to be made available in the group Social Network Analytics
"Thank you for this link"
Feb 9, 2010

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Years of Experience in Analytical Role:
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Themos Kalafatis's Blog

7th Annual Text Analytics Summit

I would like to say a few words about an upcoming major event for all of those interested in Text Analytics and its various uses in Social Media, Marketing and Business Intelligence. Starting on May 18th, the annual Text Analytics summit (the only conference dedicated completely to Text Mining) will take place in Boston, MA with a total of …

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Posted on February 16, 2011 at 7:23am

Banks, Risk Disclosure and Text Analytics



A UK-based MSc student of Kingston Business School - Christos Gkemitzis had an idea for his MSc project which immediately caught my attention : Use Text Analytics methods to annual reports given by Banks and extract metrics on how these Banks handle their Credit and Interest rate risk as explained in these reports and then test several…
Continue

Posted on September 1, 2010 at 3:16am

Interview with Kaggle CEO Anthony GoldBloom



For those that haven't heard of Kaggle…
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Posted on August 10, 2010 at 12:11am

Summarization of Blog posts with "Web Pulse" Reports

In the past couple of months i was looking for a way to best capture and understand what happens on the Web -and more specifically what people write in blogs- in terms of sentiment and emerging trends. The first thing that i came up with was the the idea of creating a…
Continue

Posted on July 30, 2010 at 8:07am

Predictive Analytics and Politics

Over the past month i had the opportunity to combine different techniques to identify trends and patterns regarding the economic situation in Greece as seen from a Web perspective. The collection was made from different sources : Blogs, forums and various websites.


The situation in Greece is more or less known to many people. The country is in a bad economic shape and this has…
Continue

Posted on April 13, 2010 at 11:44am

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