Social Data Wrangling Made Easy with the DataSift CSDL Explorer

16th September 2014 0 Comments

From helping the UN identify what matters to spotting trends minute-to-minute, social data has proven a powerful tool to data scientists eager to understand how humans think and behave. Unfortunately, many hurdles have impeded us from putting these data science in the forefront of our research efforts.

According to a recent article in the The New York Times,

“Data scientists, according to interviews and expert estimates, spend from 50 percent to 80 percent of their time mired in this more mundane labor of collecting and preparing unruly digital data, before it can be explored for useful nuggets.”

A Wealth of Data Remains Completely Untapped

How much useful information goes untapped because of all the work involved just to find it? How would our understanding of the market improve if we could make better sense of the billions of interactions people create every day?

DataSift’s open filtering language CSDL makes it easy to to wrangle real-time and historical human data easy, and now, CSDL is a lot easier to learn.

CSDL Made Easy — Introducing the DataSift CSDL Explorer

Learn how to filter social, news and blog, and business data in minutes instead of days or months. Our new CSDL Explorer shows you the basics of CSDL syntax, and refers to helpful documentation for further explanation.

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Even if you aren’t familiar with SQL or programming, you can learn the basics of CSDL. Let us know what you think about the CSDL Explorer, and start wrangling your own social data in minutes by signing up for a DataSift account today.

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