Python, Twitter statistics and the 2012 French presidential election

This post describes how Pytolab was designed to process Tweets related to the 2012 French presidential election, in real-time. This post also goes over some of the statistics computed over a period of 9 months. Note: I presented this project at EuroSciPy 2012: abstract. ArchitectureStatistics Architecture The posts are received from the Twitter streaming API... » read more

Twitter sentiment analysis using Python and NLTK

This post describes the implementation of sentiment analysis of tweets using Python and the natural language toolkit NLTK. The post also describes the internals of NLTK related to this implementation. Background The purpose of the implementation is to be able to automatically classify a tweet as a positive or negative tweet sentiment wise. The classifier... » read more