Data Mining Twitter to Gauge Public Opinion

Friday, November 7, 2014
Plaza Foyer (Sheraton)
Osayame Gaius-Obaseki , University of West Georgia
Data mining blends traditional analysis with algorithms for processing large volumes of data. We analyze a large dataset from Twitter. We correlate our analysis of Twitter posts to conventional measures of public opinion, i.e., polls and surveys. Subsequently, we make recommendations for improving Twitter data analysis and suggest further research.