Sunday, March 15, 2009


Earlier this week I wrote about the idea of using text analytics to parse and analyze citizen's sentiment along with government communications. Seth Grimes suggested that OpenCalais could be used to build this mashup. I had heard of OpenCalais not long ago but I have not had a chance to play with it yet. Coincidentally, I came acroos MediaCloud and it seems they are doing something similar but with a focus on Media coverage. I am not sure if I will have the time to research OpenCalais but it is certainly encouraging to see some of these ideas in action. The next natural step would be to combine OpenCalais with the Twitter API to enable the structured analysis of people's activity streams.

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