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

Director, SAS User Engagement

+Chris Hemedinger is the Director of SAS User Engagement, which includes our SAS Communities and SAS User Groups. 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

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