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Film Industry to Turn to Wikipedia for Predictive Analytics?

Nov 12, 2012 |Might Wikipedia be a better indicator of sentiment than Twitter? In the movie industry, the answer might be yes. That is, as far as projected box office revenue is concerned. According to a paper from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, data taken from the massive online encyclopedia serves as a greater long-term predictive indicator of box office revenue than the 140-character social media site. Read more…

One Giant Leap for Psychohistory

Sep 11, 2012 |SGI's UV2, which it touts as the world’s largest in-memory data mining system, is behind a recent project to "map the world according to Wiki" and reveal insights about the connections between history, society and geography. The researcher behind the project who is known for his.... Read more…