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Sentiment Analysis Symposium

September 12, 2012 09:30 ET

Leading Social Data and Analytics Firms Showcased at the October Sentiment Analysis Symposium

Nine Sponsors of San Francisco Social Media Data and Analytics Conference Include Four Twitter Certified Program Partners

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 12, 2012) - The Sentiment Analysis Symposium (, the only business conference to focus on the business value of social media data and analytics, today recognized Twitter's naming several conference sponsors to its Certified Partner Program.

According to symposium organizer Seth Grimes, "Twitter's Certified Partner Program is an important step toward assuring availability, accuracy, and value for business consumers of social data and analytics. It's no coincidence that five of Twitter's partners are Sentiment Analysis Symposium current and past sponsors -- Attensity, DataSift, Gnip, Topsy, and Crimson Hexagon -- along with the folks at Radian6, who have joined us for several of the four symposiums to date. Symposium participants are among the most important social-data ecosystem players."

Four sponsors of the October 30, San Francisco, Sentiment Analysis Symposium have been certified by Twitter, according the symposium organizer Seth Grimes:

  • Attensity in the engagement and analytics categories
  • DataSift in the data reseller category
  • Gnip in the data reseller category
  • Topsy in the analytics and data reseller categories

Grimes explained that the Sentiment Analysis Symposium bridges technology and business in one of the most exciting applications to emerge in recent years: software that discovers business value in opinions and attitudes in social media, news, and enterprise feedback. "Social data is important and the Sentiment Analysis Symposium is the conference for everyone who needs to discover meaning and opportunity in social media. It's about leading-edge social intelligence, rooted in what's practical now," according to Grimes.

Rounding out the roster of symposium sponsors, which will demonstrate their products and services in the conference exhibit area, are sentiment and text analysis leader Lexalytics, social-intelligence innovators NetBase and Converseon, and start-ups DiscoverText and Viralheat.

The Sentiment Analysis Symposium will feature over a dozen speakers, including speakers from Cisco, Dow Jones, IBM, J.D. Power, Thomson Reuters, and the American Cancer Society. Social psychologist Kate Niederhoffer and Univ of Maryland computer science Professor V.S. Subrahmanian will deliver the conference keynote talks, and Univ of Sheffield Research Fellow Diana Maynard will present the optional, half-day Practical Sentiment Analysis tutorial the day preceding the symposium.

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About Sentiment Analysis Symposium

The Sentiment Analysis Symposium is produced by Alta Plana Corporation. Event organizer Seth Grimes is an analytics strategist with Washington DC based consultancy Alta Plana Corporation and longtime contributing editor at InformationWeek. He is founding chair of the Text Analytics Summit, guiding the summit from its 2005 inception through his tenth summit in the spring of 2012. Grimes is the leading industry analyst covering text and content analytics. He consults, writes, and speaks on business intelligence, data management and analysis systems, text mining, data visualization, and related topics.

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