Using Text to Predict The Real World

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

  • Noah A Smith
  • Philip Resnik

Sunday 13th March, 2011

3:30pm to 4:30pm (CST)

How can we use text to tell us what is happening in the real world?  Text-driven forecasting is the challenge of making concrete, testable predictions about future events and trends from publicly available text data.  Text-based modeling methods make it possible to discover the agendas and attitudes behind the words people use.  In this panel, we consider some recent success stories that use various kinds of text (expert-written analysis, blog posts, tweets) to tell us interesting things about the future and about the people behind the texts in various domains (finance, political discourse, and public opinion polls).

LEVEL: Beginner

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Noah A Smith
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Philip Resnik

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Time 3:30pm4:30pm CST

Date Sun 13th March 2011


Room 203, AT&T Conference Center

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