Social networks nowadays are big data production engines. Their analytics can produce insights on trending topics that can be used in various domains, from advertising to politics. Social media trends are also indicators for various phenomena, from opinion shifts to emergency situations and even disease outbreaks. However, the prediction of a social network’s topic as a trend needs to be first declared a trend by the social network itself (e.g. Twitter), and this can count as a classification problem.
OSWINDS developed an application to solve exactly that problem.
Read about it on EGI.