This is the second part of my analysis of tweets containing #RugbyWorldCup based on a dataset collected from Twitter using rtweet between 24th September and 12th October. In this part I will be analysing the tweets themselves, doing some data exploration, sentiment analysis and topic modelling.Continue reading
We’re about halfway through the 2019 Rugby World Cup, the pool stages finished yesterday and I thought it might be interesting to look at what the Twitterverse has made of the tournament so far.
Since just after the beginning of the tournament (24th September to be precise) up til 12th October I have been connecting to the Twitter API every few days using rtweet.
Gathering Twitter Data
Analysis of Twitter data has become a popular topic in recent years. Data mining of tweets is used by companies for things like brand monitoring and trends research, by academics for research purposes and of course by data science students doing projects for coursework! But what’s the best way of building a corpus of tweets for your data work? Well, it depends. Below are some of the ways of putting together a collection of tweets.Continue reading