Andy Haldane, Chief Economist at the Bank of England made a nice mention of a paper by David Tuckett, Rickard Nyman, and myself in a speech entitled The Corridor of Uncertainty, saying:
To that end, the Bank is investing in improving its own data architecture and analytics. Perhaps a more timely reading of the economic and financial tea leaves can be found by scraping the web or by semantic search on social media sites? Recent research has suggested just that. These are the sorts of question the Bank’s rocket scientists can help us answer.
It's any interesting speech, and worth clicking through to read in its entirety. The paper cited is related to work Rickard did while an intern at the BoE last summer.