Sometimes what is happening now is not as important as what happened then. I am speaking of the past and how it can help you piece events together. This what makes Gnip’s newest Twitter search API so powerful.
From the DC Area API Meetup, Accrue Ltd. CEO Benoit Brookens III discusses the concept of alternative data and how it can be used to improve predictive analysis. In his presentation, Brookens looks back at typhoons rated as 8 or higher and correlates their timing to movement in financial markets.