Mining Discussions

Nothing gives a better picture than a picture of what people want to talk about. So here is the latest Topic Cloud of the TiE Uncoference, in black and white.

I decided to investigate a bit further into the text of what people wanted to discuss. So with the friendly python and NLTK toolkit, I tried to get more info. (Confession: I don’t program much and I am not an expert in NLTK. I just got the bare minimum, mostly copying examples).  Here is what I got:

Collocations

A collocation is two or more words that often go together. Here is more info about collocations.

Here are some collocations from the discussion text.

  • Would like
  • Social Media
  • Immediately relate
  • Media Marketing
  • Search Engine
  • Small business
  • Service offering;
  • start ups
  • New projects
  • Good ideas
  • Market Opportunities
  • Right People
  • Profitable Business
  • New Product

I also decided to find out what people wanted to discuss, build, reach, focus during this event. Here are the concordance lists. These are sentence fragments (and not full sentences. Tried to edit it a bit for readability).

Like
Displaying 25 of 31 matches:

  • I would like to discuss about the todays Search E
  • Alternative to stand alone systems like Tally. Being in the content space ,
  • Outsource their content needs. Would like to know how to tap into the right content
  • Initially with a slim sales force. Would like to see if some inputs could be got o
  • In a country especially like India and Can geeks really design a product?
  • Blue ocean or red ocean markets ? I would like to discuss how successful entreprenu
  • Identify venues worth exploring like to have discussion around startup
  • Continuously improved services. I would like to discuss on the need for an eco-system
  • Next generation start up requirements like Mobile Micro payments , Transumer mo
  • As a SEO Consultant i would like to tell some ideas to grab customers
  • Increase your business growth ? I ‘d like to discuss about the growing need
  • Financial services platform. I would like to share my experiences over the past…
  • How to evaluate a business idea ? like is this idea can be a profitable business?
  • Another Independent topic I would like to discuss is 1.Creating Financial p
  • Diversification in to different verticals like strategic consulting and Design supp
  • ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT I would like to hear about the skills that needs
  • Trends in gpu technology. I would like more info on start ups…
  • Make a good living out of it ? ? Would like to hear about market entry experienc
  • Gadgets , their utility value i would like to know how to invest a small
  • How all great guys like you all started initially ?
  • Would like to discuss in details on what does it take

Discuss
Displaying 8 of 8 matches:

  • I would like to discuss about the todays Search Engine tech
  • I would like to discuss how successful entreprenuers think
  • We can discuss on where and how , easy and correct
  • I would like to discuss on the need for an eco-system
  • I ‘d like to discuss about the growing need and potential
  • I would like to discuss is 1.Creating Financial plans
  • I would like to discuss on the problems and the advantages
  • Would like to discuss in details on what does it take to

Build
Displaying 4 of 4 matches:

  • crowdsourcing is helping startups build their marketing and advertising with
  • How do we build a team that lasts through the rough
  • How do we build a team that creates great products ?
  • How do IT/ITeS companies build brand ? Is it necessary ? How do I e

Reach
Displaying 4 of 4 matches:

  • Which customers to reach out to feedback ?
  • Our India bloggers are trying to reach the sky. ” Top 64 + Indian Bloggers
  • offline marketing efforts so as to reach this target audience ?
  • Having a low pricing model to reach a product to the people.

Focus
Displaying 4 of 4 matches:

  • focus to become large profitable organization
  • how can I focus my online and offline marketing efforts
  • That will be the main focus of my paper. The current mobile phone
  • The IT team focus could be different from that of the product teams

As you can see, even before the event, there is so much people want to talk about. We are hoping that we can capture the tweet stream, blogs and notes from the discussions and do some more analysis. Looking forward to an exciting un-conference and meeting you all.

Advertisements

Please Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s