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Project SOCRATES

This project will result in the development of the SOcial and CRowdsourced AcTivities Extraction System (SOCRATES), a robust, highly usable social-computational platform that will transform the manner in which researchers and educators track, capture, visualize, explore, and analyze social media data and annotations. A functional research prototype of SOCRATES will enable researchers and educators to conduct seamless social media research with greater ease, and at a much larger scale, than previously possible, and build communities of research and practice around initiating and addressing issues relating to socio-behavioral and socio-economical nature. This project ultimately will allow cross-disciplinary communities of scholars to study together these socio-economical and socio-behavioral issues at scale, and use social-computational systems as means to achieve this goal.