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Building and Measuring the Social Networks of Al Capone

Okay well, we’ve had quite a, a number of great talks today by well established speakers, professors, members of the National Academy of Sciences. Associate professors who will very soon be full professors. So we should round things out by having an assistant professor, but we’ve gone further. Chris Smith is currently completing her Ph.D […]

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Social Media Intelligence and Learning Environment (SMILE) Overview

SMILE, the Social Media Intelligence and Learning Environment, lets researchers create Twitter and Reddit data sets, and analyze the data for Natural Language Processing, Sentiment analysis, and Network analysis. First, let’s create a data set using SMILE’s search tool. You can retrieve tweet or user data directly from Twitter, or from the Macroscope’s streamed tweets […]

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How social media breathes life into the Irish language | Teresa Lynn | TEDxFulbrightDublin

Translator: Lorcan Walsh Reviewer: Denise RQ Ireland – a land of myths and legends. Here in Ireland, we love telling stories. Legends such as The Children of Lir or The Salmon of Knowledge. Here’s another story: the Irish language is dead. This same myth has been circulating around the world for many minority languages. And […]

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Writing the Playbook for Fair & Ethical Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning (Google I/O’19)

[MUSIC PLAYING] JEN GENNAI: I’m an operations manager, so my role is to ensure that we’re making our considerations around ethically AI deliberate, actionable, and scalable across the whole organization in Google. So one of the first things to think about if you’re a business leader or a developer is ensuring that people understand what […]

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Contemporary Research Data — Data for the Cool Kids!

Okay, my satellite… [feedback from microphone] …Probably not now. Okay this one… that’s less dangerous. Okay, alright. Good morning gently this time. Hi, my name is Libby Hemphill. I’m the director of the Resource Center for Minority Data. Thanks for coming this morning. I was asked some time in the summer if I would do […]

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Using Twitter as a Conference Backchannel

Twitter provides a great way to have conversations. By tagging their tweets with hashtag specific to the conference conference goers do a variety of things: they live-tweet presentations, take notes, share resources and insights, ask for help, and connect with others to build their professional network. Backchannels allow presenters and attendees to participate and interact […]

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