The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) is launching eVidur, a social media analytics tool to auto-analyse and interpret social media data to capture the sentiment of people, which is otherwise impossible considering the volume of data flow and a variety of languages on the platforms. It will be possible to track specific content having potential to trigger events of crime or violence, and this real-time data can be passed on to the security agencies, C-DAC executive director Hemant Darbari said.
The tool can track social media platforms to get to know people’s views on political or developmental agendas, on policies and initiatives by the government and take corrective measures. The presence of anti-social elements on social media and their ability to fan religious sentiments and propoganda are a challenge for security agencies and it is important to track their comments and opinion in real time and this solution is being developed in response to these needs of growing social media data.
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EVidur offers real-time tagging and polarity detection of social media, currently Twitter and accessible part of Facebook ad make. The tools of big data analytics are used along with NLP-based solutions for sentiment analysis of social media data.
C-DAC will also launch other technologies to mark its 30th foundation day on Tuesday. Most of the R&D at C-DAC has been consolidated at the Pune campus and it is working on next-generation technologies in bioinformatics, artificial intelligence, big data and digital preservation. C-DAC will harness best in technology for architecting the national IT infrastructure, Darbari said.