Hello, I'm working on a final year project at university which incorporates Twitter as its primary data repository. After looking through the API it seems that search queries are capped to 1500 posts: "Clients may request up to 1,500 statuses via the page and rpp parameters for the search method."
My problem originates from the fact I need to look at status tweets over the past year on a given search query. Assuming I type in "the pope" on Twitter Search I can only go back to 4 hours ago because of the 1500 cap. What I have noticed however, there is a LOT of noise (irrelevant tweets). My project is based on Natural Language Engineering and so I need quality data. The question I ask, how flexible is the search within the twitter API? Could I potentially construct queries that would return the information I need? I only need tweets that contain the subject matter but are basically not "spam". I need tweets about ->Real Peoples Opinions<- over the last year. What would be the best way to do this? -- Twitter developer documentation and resources: http://dev.twitter.com/doc API updates via Twitter: http://twitter.com/twitterapi Issues/Enhancements Tracker: http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list Change your membership to this group: http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk