Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Twitter and Toronto

Posted by Danny Tarlow
In case the data collection falls through for the other alternative, my "Government 2.0" group is also planning out a Toronto-based app that uses Twitter data as the primary data source. The ground rules are pretty loose: come up with an application that uses data about the city of Toronto and serves some subset of people in Toronto.

Being a group of 4 AI/Machine Learning-ish PhD students, we think it would be fun to try to take a stab at some fairly substantive machine learning problems -- and there seems to be no shortage of need for this on Twitter. Of course, the first step towards an interesting machine learning application is an interesting way of looking at some interesting data. More to come...

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