SMi Group announce Texifter LLC as the latest supporters to come on board Social Media within Defence and Military Conference 2014

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Social Media within the Defence and Military Sector 2014, 17th and 18th November, Marriott Hotel, Regents Park, London UK.

Social Media within the Defence and Military Sector 2014

Social Media within the Defence and Military Sector 2014

'Pulling signal from all the ambiguous and other noise is the ultimate challenge.' - Dr Stuart Shulman

SMi Group are delighted to welcome Texifter as the latest supporter to come on board the 4th annual conference, Social Media within the Defence and Military Sector.

Texifter, LLC is a spin-out company based on text analysis research by Dr. Stuart Shulman, the founder of QDAP-Pitt and current Director of QDAP-UMass. Over the last 13 years, Dr. Shulman has conducted research primarily in the domain of electronic rulemaking, with a specific focus on the development of human language tools for reviewing large numbers of public comments.

Texifter CEO, Dr Shulman, will be providing delegates at this year’s event with key insights into text analytics, twitter and measurement techniques that underpin valid inferences at scale, in his presentation entitled: Sifting Social Data - Word Sense Disambiguation using machine learning.

When asked about what attendee will take away from his talk, Dr Shulman commented:

“They will know how and why to use the five pillars of text analytics to clean social data. They will also have a sense of how to form Gnip PowerTrack queries that can make the initial collection process more precise.”

“My goal is to build the best, fastest, and most flexible spam filters for text and social data. In this context, spam is anything that is not relevant to a particular task or research goal.”

On the biggest challenges facing the military sector with regards to Social Media he said:

“Pulling signal from all the ambiguous and other noise is the ultimate challenge. We refer to this as "cleaning" social data. Many people skip over this essential step. Others slog through by hand or with limited tools, like simple or Boolean search. The challenge is to deliver the ability to create custom machine classifiers to non-data science practitioners.”

The full interview is available to read in the event download tab.

Confirmed attendees include: Applied Memetics, British Forces Broadcasting Service, Department of Defense Social Media, Department Of State, EADS, EU Naval Force Somalia Operation Atalanta, European Commission, European Defence Agency, Fieldcraft Studios, Finnish Defence Forces, IBM UK, King's College London, LGEOResearch, Lockheed Martin, M&C Saatchi, Market Wired, UK MOD, NATO HQ, Norwegian National Security Authority, Royal Danish Defence College, SHRM, Stada Arzneimittel, Swedish Armed Forces, Texifter LLC, The Royal British Legion, U.S. Army Installation Management Command Europe

For further details on Social Media within the Defence and Military Sector 2014, visit

Social Media within the Defence and Military Sector
17TH & 18TH NOV 2014
Marriott Hotel, Regents Park Hotel, London UK

Follow the conversation at #milsocialmedia.

About SMi Group:
Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the worlds most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. We hold events in over 30 major cities throughout the world including London, Paris and Singapore and to date have welcomed over 200,000 participants from 80 countries. More information can be found at

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