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2016-09-20

Gavagai provides services for citizen observatories

Gavagai is proud to be providing services to UNESCO-IHE and other partners of the Ground Truth 2.0 which is a project for developing citizen observatories on climate change and related matters in several countries: the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, Kenya, and Zambia. Gavagai will both use the Gavagai Explorer to process text material gathered by rapporteurs in the field (such as species observations and other similar responses) in many languages and will also provide media analysis of the attitude of the general population vis-a-vis concepts of interest to the project. This project is in line with several others that leverage…

2016-04-04

All your topics are belong to us

Jodel is undoubtedly one of the most interesting online communities at the moment. For those of you who have not already become addicted to the Jodel app, Jodel is an anonymous and localized community where users post and react to real-time updates (both text and photos) about anything and everything that is going on in the local community right now. Although the intended target audience is primarily university students, the appeal of anonymous real-time localized information has spread wide outside the student community. We at Gavagai love interesting text data, and Jodel seems like a veritable goldmine of information to…

2015-05-02

Spanish in Gavagai’s Living Lexicon

Spanish is now live in Gavagai Living Lexicon. It took about 3 days to add. Since the lexicon is at the heart of our systems, Spanish is now available in all our applications and the API. So now you can add targets in Spanish in the Monitor, explore themes in Spanish for answers to open-ended survey questions in Explorer, lookup relationships between words in Spanish in Living Lexicon, and make API calls with Spanish text, for example to get multi-dimensional sentiment (“love”, “hate”, “fear”, “violence”, “desire”, “skepticism”, “positive sentiment”, and “negativity”) or to cluster the most relevant sentences of Spanish texts (just like in…

2015-02-19

Gavagai’s Top List of “Movers-and-Shakers” Shows Worry about Global Economy is on the Rise

Gavagai’s Movements list shows the movers-and-shakers of all of the thousands of targets being tracked in our system. The list is updated with regular intervals and is a good indicator of things to look out for. Currently “Global Economy”, a target that tracks various sentiment like worry, fear, positivity and so on, is showing a significant increase in the worry and violence sentiment categories (violence is shown above as VPI in the screen shot from our internal admin GUI). What is the cause of this? To understand the reasons for the current spike we have a number of options. We…