Category Archives: Analytics

I’m Going on a “Data Raid” with Three Client-Side Practitioners in NYC on Thursday! Consumer decisions are not made in a vacuum, so why do we continue to expect to get the whole truth from siloed data? These are puzzle pieces, not the whole puzzle! The biggest insights opportunity for just about any organization today […]

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April Foolishness: What Happens When You Survey People in the Wrong Language? I’m going to break with convention today and, in lieu of an April Fool’s gag, I’m going to tell you about an actual goof we recently made that yielded some unexpected but interesting results for researchers. As you know, last week on the […]

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In a world focused on the value of Big Data, it’s important to realize that Small Data is meaningful, too, and worth analyzing to gain understanding. Let me show you with a personal example. If you’re a regular reader of the OdinText blog, you probably know that our company President, Tom Anderson, writes about performing […]

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Text Analytics PollTM Shows Australians, Brits, and Canadians  Angry About Executive Order Temporarily Barring Refugee (Part II of II) In my previous post, we compared text analysis of results from an open-ended survey instrument with a conventional Likert-scale rating poll to assess where 3,000 Americans really stand on President Trump’s controversial executive order temporarily barring refugees […]

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Text Analysis of What People Say in Their Own Words Reveals More Than Multiple-Choice Surveys It’s been just over a week since President Trump issued his controversial immigration order, and the ban continues to dominate the news and social media. But while the fate of Executive Order 13769—“Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into […]

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How Text Analytics Rescued Me from a #ShowHole!  My wife and I recently found ourselves in the uncomfortable condition commonly known as a “show hole.” Are you familiar with this? A show hole refers to the state of loss and aimlessness one experiences after completing—often via binge-watching—the last episode in a beloved TV series without […]

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The Movie “Arrival,” Text Analytics and Machine Translation When I speak with prospective OdinText users who’ve been exposed to other text analytics software providers, I find they tend to mention and ask about things like POS tagging, taxonomies, ontologies, etc. These terms come from linguistics, the discipline upon which many of the text analytics software […]

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What I Would Analyze if I Could Analyze All I Can

Tom H. C. Anderson
September 2nd, 2016

The Analytics Quote for the Day Since we’re a Text Analytics company we’ve been wanting to start a quote of the week or month. Here’s one by Sun Tzu for today: “Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?” Inspiring.  How it might translate into an analytics quote? Perhaps something […]

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