SSIX Project

Social Sentiment analysis financial IndeXes – Provides Social Sentiment Index – Powered by X-Scores – Creating actionable analytics from unstructured social and structured news content. SSIX is a Pan-European partnership with six countries participating. A collaboration between SME’s and Academic Institutions – two Research Partners are involved in Big Data analytics and semantic technologies research. Three Deployment and Pilot Partners. Expertise in Natural language processing research and Financial Analytics.

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SOPHIA (Social Phrases Having Impact)

The collaboration between the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at the National University of Ireland, Galway and Elsevier is focusing on developing new scientometric techniques – that is, techniques for measuring the progress, diffusion and impact of scientific and scholarly work. The Insight team is working on the development of an innovative platform for incorporating diverse sources of scientometric data; both traditional (e.g. bibliometric) and new (e.g. social media) to capture a comprehensive view of scientific practice and discourse as well as the diffusion of scientific impact across the Web and social media. This research will contribute towards a greater understanding of how scholarly work gains impact at all levels of society, and how conversations about science relate to the scholarly canon.

More details about the project are available at

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