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Text Analytics Summit Contest

April 16th, 2012 · 21 Comments

Test your text analytics knowledge to win a Text Analytics Summit pass

The 8th Annual Text Analytics Summit is just around the corner, June 12-13 in Boston. As usual I’ll be speaking at the summit and Anderson Analytics’ OdinText is a proud sponsor of the event. Last year we decided to give away a free event pass to the first person who answered a few questions about text analytics correctly here on the blog. It seemed the quiz was quite popular so I’ve decided to do it again this year.

Here goes:

Q1. Text Analytics is most closely associated with which of the following terms

  • A. Text Mining
  • B. Natural Language Processing (NLP)
  • C. Both - They’re all basically used the same way more or less these days

Q2. Which of the following is not an approach to text analytics

  • A. Machine Learning
  • B. Statistical (Bayseian)
  • C. Linguistic
  • D. Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • E. Bag of words

Q3. Which of these is not a popular aggregator/reseller of unstructured social media data?

  • A. Gnip
  • B. Boardreader/Efisys Inc.
  • C. Klout
  • D. DataSift

Q4. Which of the following is true of word clouds

  • A. They’re currently very popular
  • B. They’re too simplistic to be of much value
  • C. It’s hard to tell one word cloud from any other
  • D. All of the above

Q.Bonus (Tie breaker). How many unique views (not submissions) do you think we got on last years text analytics pass give away quiz here on the blog? [closest answer wins]

[Same rules as last time. Please post your answers as a reply to this post. I'll wait to publish these answers until we close the contest and pick a winner next week.]

Good luck and hope to see you at the Summit!

@TomHCAnderson
@OdinText

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Tags: Anderson Analytics · Odin Text · OdinText · Sentiment Analysis · Sentiment Analysis Symposium · Text Analytics · Text Analytics Summit · contest · text mining

21 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ken Hu // Apr 16, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    1.C
    2.D
    3.C
    4.D
    Bonus.3068

  • 2 Christine Nakatani // Apr 16, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Q1. A
    Q2. D
    Q3. B
    Q4. D
    bonus. 358

  • 3 Jim Schwab // Apr 17, 2012 at 9:57 am

    here goes..A,E,C,D,183 hows that?

  • 4 Thonisha Barnes // Apr 17, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    1. C; 2. E; 3. B; 4. D; Q. Bonus - 250

  • 5 chuck // Apr 17, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    1. B
    2. D
    3. B
    4. D

    Bonus: 500

  • 6 JerryX // Apr 17, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    1. C 2. C 3. B 4.A 5. 400

  • 7 Neal Stamell // Apr 17, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Thanks for offering a free pass

  • 8 Anmol // Apr 17, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Answers as per my knowledge are as follows :

    1. A

    2. D

    3. B

    4. D

    Bonus : Around 150 I guess

  • 9 Manish Agarwal // Apr 17, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    1 c
    2 d
    3 b
    4 d
    30000

  • 10 Chuck Flaherty // Apr 17, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Q1 C
    Q2 D
    Q3 B
    Q4 D
    Q Bonus 845 wild guess

  • 11 Marcel // Apr 17, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    1) C
    2) D
    3) B
    4) D

    5000 unique views

  • 12 Laurie Bredenfoerder // Apr 17, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Tom, My answers are A, D, B, D (I’m pandering here, frankly. Personally, I think they’re kinda cute).

    Number of unique views of last year’s contest…that’s a terrible question to answer correctly so I’ll give you a random answer: 2011, the same as the year. If I’m going to be wrong, at least I can be wrong with style. Thanks!

  • 13 Santosh Purkait // Apr 17, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    It would be a great chance for me to be a part of the of Text Analytics Summit. This would definitely be a learning and growning experience for me. Looking forward to be associated with it.

    My response to the quiz is below -

    Q1 - C
    Q2 - A
    Q3 - B
    Q4 - D
    Q5 - 70

  • 14 Gunjan // Apr 18, 2012 at 1:32 am

    1-c
    2-e
    3-c
    4-a

  • 15 Jim Schwab // Apr 18, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Hi Tom, try this for answers to your quiz!

    A,E,C,D,583 hows that?

  • 16 Gregory Piatetsky Shapiro // Apr 19, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Fun contest ! My answers - A, D, B, D, 87

  • 17 Bob Filbin // Apr 20, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    1. C, though NLP has more related hits on google
    2. D
    3. C
    4. A. (B and C apply sometimes, but B depends on your audience, and C on your data)
    Bonus: 2,200

  • 18 Mike Penfield // Apr 20, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    1. C

    2. E

    3. B

    4. A

    Bonus 15,750

  • 19 Jaganadh G // Apr 22, 2012 at 6:36 am

    Q 1 –> C
    Q2 –> D
    Q3 — > C
    Q4 –> D

  • 20 Tom H C Anderson // Apr 24, 2012 at 9:04 am

    No More submissions now please. Tabulating submissions, winner will be announced shortly.

  • 21 Tom H C Anderson // Apr 24, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Congratulations Ken Hu!

    Our first entry was also the only one who answered all four questions correctly and also answered the bonus.

    Ken we’ll contact you with the free pass details via email.

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