SwiftRiver Social Media Update API status/timeline UI status/timeline NLP status/timeline Ushahidi turns 5 this month. Latest version put to test in March in the next Kenyan elections.
SwiftRiver API Application Programming Interface (API) is how the Tips app queries the social media drops to display on maps and in reports. The SwiftRiver team has an alpha server ready this week for us to test.
SwiftRiver UI The User Interface features in the December video (API) work in conjunction with the API and will also be ready for us to test this week.
SwiftRiver NLP After the rollout of the API this month the SwiftRiver team will focus on training the Natural Language Processing algorithm. The process is continuous effort and the team will dedicate their resources on implementing the latest improvements in March. The team is reaching out the community for a computational linguist specialist for assistance in improving the algorithm. The team is in talks with academic partners.
Ushahidi Turns 5 The new versions of Ushahidi and SwiftRiver will be used in the March Kenyan elections, 5 years after the elections that gave rise to the platform. Among other things, SwiftRiver will be used to help groups monitor “dangerous speech” by analyzing tweets and blogs that promote the use of violence and misinformation to incite riots.
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