Project Piglet is the code name for the platform MetaCortex Inc. is developing to track experts opinions and predict events around the globe.
Sound difficult? It is. However, it’s been being developed since mid-2013 by Austin Walters, who has years of technical experience at several Fortune 100 companies – often building systems to ingest terabytes of data a day. Particularly, we developed our tracking and prediction algorithm(s) by categorizing experts online and analyzing their discussions through data mining, sentiment analysis, and more generally machine learning. We call our analysis output ExpertRank, paying homage to PageRank.