Twiqs

Software behind the web server twiqs.nl, which has provided free access to statistics about Dutch tweets since 2010

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Cite this software

DOI:

10.5281/zenodo.1045248

What Twiqs can do for you

  • search facility for tweets for users interested in tweet statistics
  • implements webserver and communication with Hadoop server with tweets
  • access to tweet statistics (more detailed than Twitter)
  • dozens of research papers and at least 1 PhD thesis used this service

Many researchers want to analyse tweets but find it to collect large numbers of messages and analyze these. The website twiqs.nl was created to support research based on Dutch tweets. The websites offers a search function that can be applied to tweets dating back to 2010. Twitter does not allow the text of tweets to be offered as a download. Instead the website offers summaries of the tweets in graphs, on maps, word clouds and pie diagrams. Since it creation in 2012, the website has been used by many researchers and common people to test ideas about word usage in Dutch tweets.

This software package contains the software used by the website twiqs.nl.

Keywords
  • Big data
  • Text analysis & natural language processing
  • Visualization
Programming language
  • Perl 52%
  • Java 31%
  • HTML 9%
  • JavaScript 6%
  • Makefile 1%
  • Shell 1%
License
  • Apache-2.0
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Participating organisations

Netherlands eScience Center
Radboud University Nijmegen
SURFsara

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Testimonials

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Jan Lepeltak, ictnieuws

Contributors

Contact person

Erik Tjong Kim Sang

Erik Tjong Kim Sang

Netherlands eScience Center
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Erik Tjong Kim Sang
Erik Tjong Kim Sang
Netherlands eScience Center

Related projects

TwiNL

Analysis of social media messages

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