Twitter Language AI

May 12, 2009

The Twitter Language AI is ready to be used! How do you use it? Type a word into the input box, then click "Search". This will search Twitter for that word. It will return the last 15 results and histogram all the words it finds. This is very simple functionality, right? Why would someone want a histogram of words spoken on a topic? For one, market research. If you know the word that people associate with your brand or topic, you can market it using their words. Yowch, that's almost like advertising, isn't it? Yup. The actual original purpose for this was to learn foreign languages by translating the most common words first (similar to my Japanese Language AI). The second interesting thing to do with the Twitter Language AI is to click the "Graph" button. This will take the data in the left and graph it on the right as shown in the image. This is really interesting and useful for scientists who don't want to import the data into a spreadsheet just to graph it. It uses the Google Visualization API and sends no data to Google (just your IP address and HTTP headers) to draw this, which is pretty cool.

Twitter Language AI 0.3 Russian and Brazilian Portuguese
Click the image above to use the Twitter Language AI.

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Who am I?

I am a hacker, a self-employed programmer, an open-source advocate, a scientist, and an independent security researcher.

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Photos of Berlin, DE in January

During January 2-10, I only had to work a few hours and the rest of the time I could spend on my own interests. I worked on a few new projects and looked around the city a bit more.

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Photos of Berlin, DE on New Years

New Years is a special holiday for Berlin. Parties are quite numerous and the number of fireworks set off must be incredible. I have 2 videos of the midnight fireworks at Unter den Linden at Videos.

I wrote the last code for my SSH Bruteforce Virus and uploaded it to my site. This was important to me because I cared a lot about the Virus for this trip. I had planned to release it at the 24C3, but I was incredibly ill during the 24C3, so I could barely type a line of code.

It snowed Jan 1st and you can see it was a nice thin layer. That was the start of a cold snap that made it unbearable to go outside for a few days. Though it was 0°ree;C the windchill which pierced even my capeline made it much colder.

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