COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19)

covid19 textanalysis

Using Leximancer I have analysed the Custom license subset — 16959 full text (new: 15533), 345Mb Covid- 19 Open Research Dataset (Cord-19).

We suggest that future studies will benefit from the leveraging of information from the host’s and pathogen’s genomes, as well as from the exploration of models that incorporate heterogeneity across populations and phenotypes. Interactions within HLA genes or among HLA variants and polymorphisms located outside the major histocompatibility complex may also play an important role in shaping the susceptibility and response to invading pathogens.

The missing effect of calyculin on the GPI disproves the role of phosphatases in the potentiating action. These experimental studies should not only contribute to a better understanding of the potentiating mechanisms but also incorporate a shift in the research towards the immune system, in particular towards the immunocompetent polymorphonuclear leukocytes.

Recognition of Citizens’ Voice with Social Media

Dr Steven McDermott presenting at the Sage event


Dr. Steven McDermott, discusses his social media research at Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on the use of social media, machine learning, and considerations of ethics and privacy.

Transcript of the talk recognitionofcitizensvoice

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SAGE Publications Ltd
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SAGE Research Methods Video: Data Science, Big Data Analytics, and Digital Methods
Publication Place:
London, United Kingdom
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SAGE Lectures
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(c) SAGE Publications Ltd., 2019


What can social media tell us about society?

Free Event

by NatCen Social Research


Social media data is of great value to researchers. What people say on platforms such as Twitter can tell us a great deal about society’s attitudes. It can also allow us to capture reactions to political events in the moment. However, since the Cambridge Analytica scandal – which involved data from millions of Facebook users being mined and used for political ads to sway the 2016 US presidential election – people are more sceptical of how their data is used.

For the last two years the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) has hosted an event at Twitter UK as part of the Festival of Social Science, run by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

This year the event will focus on how social media data can be used in research that benefits society, as well as what ethical considerations there are in this field. It will also look at how things have changed since last year in this incredibly fast-moving and topical field.

Running order:

  • Welcome: Joe Rice, Data & Enterprise Solutions, EMEA, Twitter UK
  • Introduction from the chair: Gerry Nicolaas, Director of Methods, National Centre for Social Research
  • Talk: Kenneth Cukier, Senior Editor at The Economist – How social media data allows us to see different
  • Talk: Cath Sleeman, Quantitative Research Fellow at Nesta – The state of interactive data visualisation
  • Talk: Walid Magdy, Assistant Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh School of Informatics and Faculty Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute – Assessing online behaviour to measure the existence of prejudice and social inclusion
  • Talk: Dr Elena Martellozzo, Criminologist and Senior Lecturer at Middlesex University – How social media is shaping criminal research
  • Talk: Dr Steven McDermott, Data Scientist at HMRC/Member of Government Social Research Group (GSR) – The impact of social media research on public policy
  • Audience Q&A

Please be advised that we require the name of each individual ticket holder for security reasons.