“Predictive Linguistics is the process of using computer software to aggregate vast amounts of written text from the internet by categories delineated by emotional content of the words and using the result to make forecasts based on the emotional ‘tone’ changes within the larger population.
A form of ‘collective sub-conscious expression’ is a good way to think of it. Predictive linguistics can be used to forecast trends at many different levels, from the detail of sales to individuals, all the way up to forecasts about emerging global population trends. It is this last that concerns us here at halfpasthuman.com
We invented the ‘emotive reduction algorithm(s)’ employed in 1997, as well as much of the emerging science behind deep data mining for emotional content over these past decades. Predictive Linguistics uses emotional qualifiers and quantifiers, expressed as numeric values, for each and all words/phrases discovered/filtered in the aggregation process. Over 80…
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