Demystifying how text analytics can detect cyberbullying

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Facebook now uses technology to help detect instances of cyberbullying before it gets out of hand. I heard this report on CNN last week, and the Facebook spokesman described their detection techniques as "background technology that I can't really talk about."

We don't know for certain what techniques Facebook employs for this problem. But Richard Foley does a great job of describing what could be done using text analytics.

Richard's explanation is a nice complement to the series of posts from Jim Cox about how text mining determines topics.

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+Chris Hemedinger is the manager of SAS Online Communities. Since 1993, Chris has worked for SAS as an author, a software developer, an R&D manager and a consultant. Inexplicably, Chris is still coasting on the limited fame he earned as an author of SAS For Dummies.  He also hosts the SAS Tech Talk webcasts each year from SAS Global Forum, connecting viewers with smart people from SAS R&D and the impressive work that they do.

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