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Tenants Union UK

Etic Lab has been working as part of a team to set up and launch a national Union of tenants in the private rented […]

Tracking referrals to Messenger Chatbots

Tom prepares for the launch of a new Messenger Chatbot by baking the referral source into the bot. Ok so new Messenger Chatbot launching […]

Introducing Twitter Toolkit

Etic Lab introduces their eagerly anticipated Toolkit helping you to automate a range of tasks on Twitter. We’ll start with a brief overview of […]

Facebook Messenger built-in Natural Language Processing

Tom from the Bot Division at Etic Lab explores FaceBook Messenger’s built-in Natural Language Processing.

Political Twitter Bots: Demonstrator and Research Platform

Etic Lab has been researching the development of political Bots on the major Social Media platforms for some time. Initially, we concentrated on developing […]

Alt_Right digital propaganda and The_Donald

Our very own Dr Kevin Hogan delivers a presentation at Newspeak House on our recent research working with colleagues at West Virginia University in the […]

AI & Politics Presentation at Newspeak House

Alex and Tom from the team deliver a presentation at Newspeak House on some of our recent work on the Tenants Union UK, Botivist, […]

Why our data is different

The real world is messy, very messy. Information becomes out of date almost as fast as it is acquired. Companies start up and cease […]

Nesta ShareLab Applications

Nesta ShareLab just added our funding application videos to their Vimeo Channel. Take a look and leave your comments. Digital Participation and Social Action […]

Nov 9th :  Whatever the result, but not for the reasons you might think! Or Angry People Click!

Head over to to read our most recent blog. “The current presidential campaign is amongst the most polarised in US election history, and […]

Pillow Talk

Head over to to read our most recent blog. “Every day Alex and Lenni wake up together, and every night they fall asleep […]

Using web crawlers to Data-Mine for a highly specific Database build

Head over to to read our most recent blog. “This article describes a programme of work to locate, classify and build a unique Database […]

Exactly who are the Bots?

Head over to to read our most recent blog. “Social Media, Bots, China, Authenticity. As part of our research and development work, we are looking […]

Voila Demo – Business Rates compared in Two UK Locations

After more than a year of work, we have completed a working version prototype of the Business Rates database project (Voila).

Business Rates Appeals, volume, variety and implications. A Voila Demo.

The Voila engine allows us to formulate queries around a broad range of issues but one topic that is of particular interest is the […]

Communication Media Usage in New Businesses

In a previous blog, we used Google analytics data for web searches to examine the question as to how the choice of communication media […]

Business Rates Research Tool (Voila): Project Overview

Purpose: Our goal in this project was to demonstrate our ability to create value by combining data in existing data set(s) and allowing users […]

The Technical Challenge of creating our business rates tool, Voila.

This blog examines the challenge of collecting, organising and curating the data that powers Voila. Most of the data that makes up the final […]

Change in Comms Channels for B2B Marketing

When we set about researching ways in which to use big data techniques in the arena of B2B Marketing our first task was to […]

2016 Budget – Who Benefits from the Business Rates Cut?

We used our database to examine the impact of the flat rate increase in the threshold for business rates for 2017 announced in the […]

Mapping New Businesses: Where are they being set up and why?

New Data showing the location of new business start-ups in the English regions shows that far from catching up, the Northern Powerhouse is perhaps […]

Branded Content Driven Twitter Feed for Local Authorities.

We engaged with the economic development office of a Midlands city to look at the way they were driving business development. We have already […]

Business Data Dashboard

We engaged with the economic development office of a Midlands city to look at the way they were driving business development. One of the […]

New Business Hot Spots: a Big Data challenge

We wanted to use our data to see if the most recent evidence supports the idea of a northern powerhouse with strength in depth […]

Naming ourselves Etic Lab

ETIC:  of, relating to, or involving analysis of cultural phenomena from the perspective of one who does not participate in the culture being studied. […]

NATE: Change in the Business Environment & Data Sales

N.A.T.E = Newly Active Trading Entities. In this blog, we are going to quickly review the data which helps us to understand the scale […]

Companies House Data: Finding Businesses for Business to Business Marketing & Sales.

In England and Wales, the Register of companies maintained by Companies House provides an invaluable starting point for identifying and locating businesses as potential […]

Data Privacy Data Transparency and the UK’s Digital Economy.

Privacy is the copyright scam of the 21st century. 

Small/Medium-sized Enterprises applying for public sector contracts.

Small businesses are searching through high data volumes for low-frequency events. This project brings together large data volumes from a range of sources, diversity of actors and […]

Small/Medium-sized Enterprises finding public sector contracts.

We have set ourselves the task of using public data to provide a free service to business users, particularly small business users by rethinking […]