By Henning Muszynski, Benjamin Räthlein & Lukas Masuch
The popularity of social media services has increased exponentially in the last few years. The combination of big social data and powerful analytical technologies makes it possible to gain highly valuable insights that otherwise might not be accessible. The Twitter Analyzer comprises several components to collect, analyze and visualize Twitter data. Therefore, we explored various related technologies to implement this tool. We collected about 38 million english tweets related to various and analyzed those data with machine learning techniques to compute the respective sentiment and detect common topics. Furthermore, we visualized the results using varying visualization techniques to emphasize different aspects such as a wordcloud, several chart-types and geospatial visualizations. Used technologies: MongoDB, Python, Twython, Python NLTK, wordcloud2.js, wordfreq, amCharts, Google BigQuery, Google Cloud Storage, CartoDB, EtcML.