[Air-L] Antw: mailing list analysis

Derek Hansen shakmatt at gmail.com
Thu Jun 2 04:23:26 PDT 2011


If it's a large dataset of emails you may consider using Mailbag
Assitant [1] to store, view, organize, search, and export emails. It
handles very large datasets (e.g., I've used it with 90,000+ emails
with reasonable speed) well and won't have a problem reading HTML /
Plain Text mail (although most mailing lists are plain text). You can
use regular expressions to perform saved searches and can export the
email you get into many formats including a database for further
analysis. It also identifies the most common words in the corpus and a
few other basic statistics (e.g., # of messages sent per month).
Unfortunately, it does not have the ability to add tags or comments to
individual emails.

[1] http://www.fookes.com/mailbag/

Derek Hansen
Assistant Professor
University of Maryland

On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 5:07 AM, Johann Hoechtl
<Johann.Hoechtl at donau-uni.ac.at> wrote:
> I have no clue for you, but you will struggle with encodings (UTF8 vs.
> latin-???ß vs. others), with plain text mail vs. HTML mail and probably
> with attachment encoding (MIME and content formats).
>
> The first step would be to normalize the input to, probably, plain
> text.
>
> Besides these technical aspects, in regard to links, you might consider
> longifying short links (bit.ly, tons of others:
> http://longurl.org/services) and different names for the same domain:
> youtu.be vs. youtube.com.
>
>
> It's not my intention to discourage you, but doing it right is far from
> trivial.
>
>
> Johann
>
>
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>
> Mag. Johann Höchtl
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> Mail: Johann.hoechtl at donau-uni.ac.at
>
>
>
>>>> "Cernison, Matteo" <Matteo.Cernison at EUI.eu> schrieb am 02.06.2011
> um 10:50 in
> Nachricht
> <C686288D952D0A4A9E31C8B206DBEB6B0AF70CE9FB at IE2RD2XVS161.red002.local>:
>> Dear colleagues,
>> can I ask you an additional help?
>>
>> Could you suggest me some tools for the analysis of the mailing lists
>
>> (traditional content analysis / recognition of hyperlinks within the
> text?)
>>
>> Thnaks,
>> Matteo
>> ----------------------------------
>> Matteo Cernison
>> PhD Candidate
>> Department of Social and Political Sciences
>> European University Institute
>> Via della Badia dei Roccettini 9
>> 50014 Fiesole (FI)
>> email: matteo.cernison at eui.eu
>> skype: cinusskype
>> ________________________________________
>> From: air-l-bounces at listserv.aoir.org
> [air-l-bounces at listserv.aoir.org] On
>> Behalf Of Cernison, Matteo [Matteo.Cernison at EUI.eu]
>> Sent: 02 June 2011 09:45
>> To: air-l at listserv.aoir.org
>> Subject: [Air-L] Facebook communication flows
>>
>> Dear Colleagues,
>> my name is Matteo Cernison, and I am exploring in my PhD research the
>
>> relationship between the web and the actor involved in the Italian
> campaign
>> against the privatization of water.
>>
>> In particular, now I am observing how the hundreds of local
> committees of
>> this campaign communicate on Facebook, simply reading and noting what
> happens
>> in their posts and events.
>> Nevertheless, i think that the analysis could become easier with the
> help of
>> some tools or applications.
>>
>> So, could you suggest me some application / tools / literature to
> observe
>> the communication of disperse phenomena on Facebook?
>>
>> In particular, do you know if exists:
>> a) a tool to summarize basic information about a group (number of
> daily
>> posts, number of likes and comments, and similar)?
>> b) a tool to detect where and how a certain symbol or link spreads on
>
>> Facebook?
>> c) a tool that indicates what is becoming trendy or "viral" on
> Facebook?
>>
>> Or, better, a web page dedicated to research software for facebook
> analysis
>> in social science?
>>
>> Thank you very much for your help,
>> Matteo
>> ----------------------------------
>> Matteo Cernison
>> PhD Candidate
>> Department of Social and Political Sciences
>> European University Institute
>> Via della Badia dei Roccettini 9
>> 50014 Fiesole (FI)
>> email: matteo.cernison at eui.eu
>> skype: cinusskype
>> ________________________________________
>> From: air-l-bounces at listserv.aoir.org
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