Social media is an important, and revealing, communication channel for the 2016 Presidential candidates. To give viewers of the first Republican debate a unique view into the issues and what's resonating, Datawatch Corporation and ICG Solutions will offer a public demonstration of their powerful new application for real-time social sentiment analytics. LUX2016 is a new solution based on ICG’s LUX streaming analytics platform and Datawatch’s visual discovery for in-motion data.
LUX2016 allows anyone interested in politics as well as associations, campaigns, and political organizations, to see how the presidential candidates are faring in real-time. The system tracks major issues, including jobs, immigration, foreign policy, abortion, gun-control and more by monitoring all incoming tweets and news feeds that mention or allude to those issues. It then applies proprietary
algorithms to derive and analyze overall sentiment, visually revealing how people feel about each candidate’s views. Issue tracking happens continuously and in real-time as new data arrives, so each candidate can be monitored in terms of how they’re perceived on each issue.
“LUX2016 is a game changer because it makes political big data analytics simple enough for anyone to use,” said David Waldrop, president & chief executive officer at ICG Solutions. “With LUX2016, users can pick out important details from debates in real-time, predict candidate controversies, pinpoint candidate strengths and weaknesses, predict polling data, and even predict how people will vote, all without needing to know how to code or crunch mounds of data.”
The public demonstration of LUX2016 is now available at no cost during the upcoming presidential debates. For more information and to register visit datawatch.com/lux2016.
“This is a powerful example of how streaming analytics and visualization can be applied to a very timely and interesting set of data. It is tailor-made to closely track the candidates and issues that matter most in the 2016 US federal and state elections,” said Dan Potter, chief marketing officer at Datawatch.
About Datawatch Corporation
Datawatch Corporation (datawatch.com) provides the only Managed Analytics Platform that brings together self-service data preparation with visual data discovery. Its software bridges the gap between the ease that business user’s demand and the automation and governance needed by IT. Users can quickly discover key factors that improve their business by transforming data from multistructured sources, as well as real-time streaming data, into visually rich analytic applications.
Organizations of every size, worldwide use Datawatch products, including 93 of the Fortune 100. Datawatch is headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts with offices in New York, London, Frankfurt, Stockholm, Singapore, Melbourne and Manila, and with partners and customers in more than 100 countries worldwide.
ICG (icgsolutions.com) is a Maryland-based corporation specializing exclusively in real-time streaming analytics and the development of the LUX platform. The core technical team behind ICG was purposefully recruited and assembled because of each member’s experience with engineering real-time systems. The team has been together for more than five years and represents some of the best talent and expertise in the world for applying technology to the big, fast moving data problems emerging today.
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