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Dr. Stuart W. Shulman is founder & CEO of Texifter.  He was a Research Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the founding Director of the Qualitative Data Analysis Program (QDAP) at the University of Pittsburgh and at UMass Amherst. Dr. Shulman is Editor Emeritus of the Journal of Information Technology & Politics, the official journal of Information Technology & Politics section of the American Political Science Association.

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CoderRank: Creating Gold Standards
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DiscoverText helps collect and clean messy Twitter data streams. Basic measurement tools improve human and machine performance over time. Learn to reach and substantiate inferences using a theoretical and applied model informed by a decade of interdisciplinary, National Science Foundation-funded research into the text classification problem. In particular, learn how to apply patented “CoderRank” methods when training crowd-sourced annotators to create gold standard training sets for machine-learning.