What is your idea and/or what problem are you solving?
We designed a website to do sentiment analysis, analysis of user's general feeling, on Tweets from Twitter. We felt that social media analysis is an emerging field of data science and feel there is immense value in understanding its impact on the flow of information. We have attempted to aid in the understanding of social media through this website.
By this point, we feel that it is self-evident that the internet and social media are fundamental changes to the way people communicate their feelings. This influx of newly available information provides exciting opportunties for companies to monitor and measure social trends. From a practical perspective, being able to analyze the penetration and reception of ideas and emerging trends on social media allows for prompt and appropriate responses. Specifically from a tech company perspective, this potentially provides the ability to better understand human communication and current trends which can lead to new models for the purposes of machine learning.
- What is the most valuable thing you've learned during the Hackathon?