SSIX - Social Sentiment Indices powered by X-Scores

In recent years cloud storage such as Dropbox or Drive is gaining popularity across different industries principally for its affordability given the excellent performance offered. Within this domain, also cloud databases are now challenging well-established solutions deployed on site. Regarding big-data analytics, cloud databases are now starting to play a crucial role. According to a… » read more

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Crowdsourcing is a problem solving approach that uses the power of the crowd to perform certain tasks. Usually a task is divided into small parts also known as ’microtasks’. These are processed by one or more individual crowdworkers. Crowdsourcing is used in various areas of research like linguistics, astronomy and genetic genealogy. In recent years… » read more

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Germany has elected a new parliament last Sunday and over the upcoming weeks, the coalition for a new government will be formed based on this result. During the months before the election, the parties running for parliament ran public campaigns. As in any elections, this meant a boom not only for politicians and journalists but… » read more

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One year ago people all over the world were still trying to understand the political earthquake of the Brexit-Votum and a few months later Donald Trump was elected as US president. At that time, the journalists Hannes Grassegger and Mikael Krogerus published an article in the Swish magazine “Das Magazin”, which immediately went viral in… » read more

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Following on our previous article from December 16th, 2016. We now discuss the use of a social sentiment data for investment and training. The strategies and algorithms we describe here are simplified and are not intended for live trading but just for demonstration purposes. A live trading algorithm requires many more rules and functions to… » read more

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Investors daily have received news and opinions about different stocks or firms through specialised platforms. These one convey information, which leads different investors to make decisions. These decisions impact the market, which aggregates the information that investors receive and reflects it via the price of the firms or stocks. Given an algorithm for classifying text… » read more

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The SSIX project targets sentiment analysis in the financial domain. One of its main objectives is to overcome language barriers and realize a financial sentiment platform capable of scoring textual data in different languages. The three-year project was launched with English. In Year 2, we developed an English Gold Standard (GS) corpus and trained an… » read more

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In the recent blog post “Employing Social Sentiment Data for Investment and Trading: An Introduction (Part 1)”, we’ve explained that paying attention to the sentiment in social networks can be of great value for traders and investors. Let’s now turn our attention towards those people who observe the world of finance and report about it:… » read more

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