Kayak revamped its hotel search today to include ratings and reviews from verified guests, as well as sentiment analysis.
Guest Post What if Siri could help us modulate the emotional tone of our messages? Would it make the world a better place with less conflict and argument, or would it leave piles of unread messages?
Yammer has teamed up with sentiment analysis startup, Kanjoya, to track office banter and gain deep insight into how employees are feeling at work.
A hedge fund that analyzed tweets to figure out where to invest closed its doors after just one month, and is now preparing a public Twitter-based trading tool.
You’re a US hotel and you need to know what customers think of you. Are bed bugs a bad thing? Did they like the bidet?
Is a picture really worth a thousand words? ImagePulse measures how consumers feel about brands based on photos in which the brand is included. It uses a mixture of text, sentiment and image analysis to measure if the image is positive or negative and the emotions involved. What does it mean to the brand when people take pictures of themselves at a Nike store or having coffee in Starbucks?
A new study conducted by a doctoral student at Pace University, in association with Famecount (which tracks how popular brands are according to social media) concludes that social media popularity can reliably predict daily stock prices.
Imagine a technology that can read and “understand” any block of text. That’s what Swedish startup Saplo does. It’s a sort of “Pandora for text” whose ultimate aim is to filter articles, tweets, ads or any other types of text based on your preferences. It can also group together similar text items, find related ones and even judge whether the text expresses positive or negative sentiments.
If you go by tweets, Americans are happiest in the early mornings and then gradually become more negative as the work day progresses, according to researchers at Northwestern and Harvard universities.
RankSpeed, an early player in searching Twitter and blog content for how people feel about subjects, relaunched itself today as a place where you can learn about products based on sentiment.
Status updates, limited as they are in character space, can make up an intriguing barometer for the public’s mood if they’re taken as a whole.