As Repustate’s customer base has grown, the same question has kept popping up: when are you going to add more languages? We’ve tried to stay quiet on this, but in reality, we’ve been working on this problem for a while, and the fruits of our labour will soon be public for all to use. In the next few weeks, Repustate will be adding full analytics, including sentiment, for the following languages:
Read that last one again - Arabic. By far the most challenging language to tackle, Arabic has taken the better part of a year’s worth of research, language lessons, collaboration with academics, and a lot of Python code (not to mention learning everything and anything there is to know about UTF8 and Unicode strings). We’re still testing these languages internally, but the results are encouraging and we’re really excited to get this out to our users as quickly as possible.
We’re not dead certain on pricing yet, but we do know that these languages will not be free to use (sorry!). You will be able to test them out using a demo page on our site, but full API access to these languages will require a paying account. We think it’s worth it and we’ll do our best to make sure our pricing structures ensure that our technology is accessible to everyone interested.
Repustate has a new blogger/writer/journalist extraordinaire - Diana Szpotowicz. Diana comes to us with a lot of experience from the media industry, working with major papers and TV stations in Canada. Her first article touches on how sports has embraced social media. Diana will help ensure this blog doesn’t get too sparse as the rest of Repustate has its collective heads down writing Python.