Sunday, February 19, 2012


A project we have been working on at GMU called ElectionGauge has now gone live (although still under development). The idea about the project is tie geo-spatial analysis, linguistic analysis, and social network analysis to analyze Twitter responses to the upcoming US elections in real time with the aim of predicting election results.

One question we are exploring is  do the tweets of users match the speech of candidates? For example, as Maksim Tsvetovat, one of the co-founders says “repeal Obamacare” might identify you as Tea Partier, while “legalize marijuana” puts you in Ron Paul’s camp. While still in beta, below is snapshot from the site:

Find out more see: @maksim2042, @JackieKazil & @ElectionGauge or at Tech Cocktail