Throughout the quarter our team – and several others have been faced with the challenge of identifying, harvesting, and matching keywords in online content.
With our presentations over, now’s a great time to reflect on the various approaches that we all used.
Buzz went through several iterations of keyword extraction. First, we built a generic [...]
Our prediction model is coming along nicely. We’ve shifted from attempting to predict each number exactly to giving a targeted range in order to have better statistical integrity. For instance, the model predicts “Catching Fire” will make between $400 million and $450 million. In that particular case, the model is giving the most weight to [...]
Discover Common Connections Over Twitter
Last week, we accomplished a lot! Integration of back end and front end was almost complete. Our three major functionality were up and running: Topics: Here we are extracting tweets from twitter profiles of two input twitter handles. Then in the form of [...]
This week we have added key features to the TweetBeat application:
A bar chart representation for the keywords. Display of hashtags Display of “central users” — those who are top-ranked by our algorithm Links shared by users in the network.
Without exceeding the Twitter API rate limit, TweetBeat can build an initial network of 60 [...]
We have a logo and a design. The logo is meant to convey that old-fashioned movie feel that hopefully will evoke memories for our users, and the design is meant to be as simple and intuitive as possible, with users
Here’s the logo:
And here’s the full version of the design, with an example [...]
Since we’ve integrated the front and back end of our project, the Buzz Team has accomplished a lot. The integration gave us a clear view of what needed to be done in order to make our project ideal for our intended users. For instance, once we were able to display the data for [...]
As our development of OpShop nears completion, we have begun rehearsing for our final presentation, which will entail pitching our application to people who haven’t seen it before. Trying to boil down our product to a quick six-minute proposal is definitely tricky, especially considering both the complexity of the problem we’re trying to solve and [...]
Huge update: Our back-end programming is nearly complete! This week, our developers Salil Gupta and Alex Sanz worked on piecing together the various parts of our web app. Once we connected the driver and various controllers, we expected that the app would return the quotes we’ve been working to extract; however, we found that the [...]
Online communities, like BabyCenter, JustMoms and others, are very popular among parents, especially those with small children. This is exactly the type of audience that our client, Pathways.org, hopes to reach. Each site sees numerous questions on a regular basis about topics ranging from child development milestones and common childhood ailments to the best [...]
OpShop is about nine weeks into development, and our developers have climbed metaphorical mountains, leaped over metaphorical pitfalls and avoided metaphorical acid glacier rains in their efforts to program the application. But before we get into the detail of our current progress, let’s take a closer look at exactly how OpShop will work once complete.
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