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Playing with DataSift #curation

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Some weeks ago I got my beta access to , I was happy to get access and didn’t see time to use it. Yesterday evening I played with it for the first time, it was quite interesting to discover something which I suspected which was that they had their own query/modeling language called FSDL. It contains the ability to do queries over the data, including data over a map geo coordinates, which means I can do some complex queries to get the needed data. Once I submitted the query I was given an option to buy access to a stream of the data.

Datasift - Costs

I believe less is more, so I’m happy to see that they released their service with support for quite a number of services – Twitter, Tweetmeme, Buzz, Digg, RSS feeds – and makes it possible to do matches on different fields within the data set. And they have made the possibility to add your own datasources, which can be modeled in the same way as the existing datasources.

DataSift - FDSL Example Snypher

Above you can see an example FSDL that I wrote for the keyword .

A great tool, with many uses.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

January 15, 2011 at 10:02 am

Proof Of Concept: Adding value for “Recorded Future”

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I like to give suggestions to companies – add value – and did this for Recorded Future‘s informational mails – called futures – created by what they call the Temporal Analytics Engine. I was able to make a quick prototype thanks to the image editor in Google Docs[1], and make a quick list of bullet items using Google NoteBook[2], which I fear Google with end-of-life sometime in 2011.

Recorded Future - Example Layout

Recorded Future - Example Layout

RF was naturally grateful that I, even as a free customer, was willing to spend my valuable time to give them suggestions. Naturally I don’t expect them to follow my vision, whether they use my ideas or not I added value for myself.

Speaking of adding value, I have my Alpha code for DataSift so I will be coming with my evaluation of their product next week.

  1. Recorded Future – Future Example
  2. Recorded Future – Google Notebook

Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

December 16, 2010 at 7:55 pm

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