The Big Data Virtual Chapter provides a community for SQL Server professionals to learn about the use of Microsoft SQL Server software with Hadoop and related technologies.

Microsoft is making significant investments to create the next gen ‘Big Data’ Platform. The goal of the Big Data Virtual Chapter is provide a PASS community for Microsoft SQL Server professionals to learn about the use of Microsoft SQL Server software with Hadoop and related technologies. Join us to share experiences, problems and solutions, as well as learn new skills for building large-scale Hadoop-based systems using the Microsoft platform.

Paco Gonzalez -- Big Data Virtual Chapter Leader

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Next Meeting: Wed, Oct 09 2013

Sentiment Analysis with Big Data

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Event Type: Online
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UTC : Wed, Oct 09 2013 18:00 - 19:00
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Featured Presentation

Sentiment Analysis with Big Data

Speaker: Paco Gonzalez, Mentor SolidQ

Summary: RECORDING AT: People’s sentiments and opinions are written in social networks. There are tweets, Facebook posts, book reviews, forum discussions, and more. These attitudes and feelings are communicated using text, with the format depending on the social network. Twitter messages are limited to 140 characters and use hashtags, for example; Facebook messages can be longer. This session reviews the different Natural Language Processing, text mining, and data mining techniques you can use for sentiment and tone analysis. Organizations can use the extracted knowledge for brand reputation, market predictions, and automatic learning. We’ll look at, Hadoop, data mining, and Microsoft Big Data Hadoop distribution HDInsight.

About Paco: Paco is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and SolidQ Mentor, is the PASS Big Data Virtual Chapter Leader, SQL Saturday Barcelona Organizer and assistant at the PASS Atlanta BI User Group. He is finishing his PhD thesis about: "Analyzing Social Data with Machine Learning." He is an MCT and MCP on BizTalk Server and SQL Server. He is coauthor of Microsoft Training Kit 441. Paco is a frequent speaker at large and small conferences. SQL Saturdays, TechEds, PASS BA, PASS Summit, DevWeek London, and PAW Chicago and London.