A year has passed since the beginning of the trial of Flux of MEME, the project I have presented during the Working Capital tour, and it is now time to analyze what has been learned and show what has been developed to conclude this R&D phase and deliver results to Telecom Italia.
It has been quite a while since our first "java -jar fom.jar" and the complexity of the project has constantly grown from the beginning, its tiny team facing every day a new challenge and trying to solve it with the limited amount of available resources. Now it is time to deliver the first prototype, draw a line and define the milestones ahead, but we are reasonably confident that there is room for improvements, and our clustering and topic extraction tool can provide good results. Special thanks go to @fedefrappi who received an email bombarding over the past few months and never lost his temper, great job man!
It has been a while since my last update on the Flux of MEME project, but my team was not idle: we have worked a lot both on algorithms and architecture, and now it is time to analyse the first results. Thanks to the research grant awarded by @workingcapital, a first prototype of data mining, topic extraction and clustering application was developed, using Twitter as its main data source.
It was the last of a sequence: the project was briefed, submitted for an elevator pitch, then checked in a couple of meetings, refined, presented again, and at the end it won. The project will be funded by Telecom Italia @workingcapital and was presented during the last Working Capital event in Bologna, June 9th 2010.
Goal of this project is to create a semantic web application capable of predicting the future through the analysis and clustering of concepts.