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Concordance

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Text analysis and concordance software with feature list, manual and screenshots. A 30-day trial version is available.

Crawdad Technologies LLC

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Crawdad uses Centering Resonance Analysis, or CRA, a method that applies natural language processing to create a network model of text. Word influence is calculated based on the structural position of the word within the CRA Network. Available as desktop or web service version (“Crawdad Desktop 2.0” and “Crawdad Listening Post” respectively).

Diction

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Diction is a language analysis software program that searches a text passage for occurences of tokens belonging to five general categories (certainty, activity, optimism, realism, commonality). Normative data for all qualities are provided. For specific research purposes it is possible to use custom dictionaries.

A free trial version is available, as is a manual and an overview of recent research.

Diction was developed by Professor Roderick P. Hart, University of Texas at Austin.

General Inquirer Home Page

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Presentation of this classic software by Philip Stone and its development. Documents how the software is used and gives details about the Harvard-IV-4 and Lasswell dictionaries.

Hamlet II

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The software by Alan Brier counts individual and joint word frequencies, the resulting similarities matrix can be analysed using different methods (cluster analysis, MDS). Documentation, an evaluation version (executable for Microsoft Windows XP) and an online tutorial are available.

INTEXT – Software for text analysis

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INTEXT (version 4.1) has been declared public domain in January 2003.
INTEXT is a program package for the analysis of texts in the humanities and the social sciences. It runs under MS-DOS (version 3.3 or better, a Windows version named Textquest is available). INTEXT was awarded with a certificate for “appreciated work and participation” of the German University Software Competition 1990.

Leximancer

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This text mining tool automatically identifies key themes, concepts and ideas from unstructured text. A Power Point presentation demonstrates main features of the program. A trial version is available.

Minnesota Contextual Content Analysis (MCCA)

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This program outputs two sets of normed scores: context scores and idea emphasis scores. Evaluation/demo version (Windows 95) available

Profiler Plus

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General purpose text coding engine which includes a syntactic parser and is capable of more sophisticated text coding using abstraction and multiple passes through each sentence.

PROTAN

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PROTAN (for PROTocol ANalyzer) is a computer-aided content analysis system by Robert Hogenraad, Psychology Department, Catholic University of Louvain. Written in C, it is portable to several platforms. An overview on aims, available tools and technical specifications is given. Includes a list of bibliographic references to studies that used the software.

SALT Software

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With the SALT (Systematic Analysis of Language Transcripts) software you can transcribe language samples, calculate a variety of standard measures, and compare to age-matched peers. Case study examples and a demo version are available.

PASW Text Analytics for Surveys

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This software uses NLP techniques to automatically analyze key words and group texts (e.g. open-ended survey responses) into categories.

T-LAB Tools for Text Analysis

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The Windows software supports three kinds of methods for text analysis: co-occurence analysis, thematic analysis, and comparative analysis. Describes the features, contains on-line help and a bibliography. Manual and demo version are available for download, the website is available in English, Italian, French and Spanish.

TABARI

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The acronym stands for: Textual Analysis By Augmented Replacement Instructions. This is the open-source, C++ successor to the KEDS program. Contains download and installation instructions for Linux and Macintosh operating systems and hints how to get the software working under Windows.

TACT

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TACT (Text Analysis Computing Tools) is a text-analysis and retrieval system for MS-DOS that permits inquiries on text databases in European languages. It has been developed by a team of programmers, designers, and textual scholars. It was begun under the IBM-University of Toronto Cooperative in the Humanities during 1986-89.

TACTweb is software developed by John Bradley and Geoffrey Rockwell. TACTweb connects TACT to the World Wide Web, by using WWW forms users get access to some of the interactive services that TACT provides them — but without requiring them to use TACT itself, or have a copy of your TACT database on their own machine.

There is an interactive workbook that will teach you how to use the TACTweb environment and introduce you to computer assisted text analysis.

Tapor Tools Prototype

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Tools for performing text analysis on HTML, XML and plain text files over the Web. A manual is available.

Text Analysis Tool

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The Java applet written by Pavel Safronov calculates basic text statistics.

Textalyser

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Online text analysis tool, that gives detailed statistics for a given text or website including word and phrase frequency adn readability score.

Textanz

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A tool that analyzes texts and gives frequency information for words, phrases, and wordforms. The site provides screenshots and a test version. Also available as add-in version for Microsoft Word (Fore Words).

TextArc

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The browser-based software creates a visual represention of a text. With demo and screenshots, covers applications and reactions.

TEXTPACK

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A package for computer aided text analysis, content analysis in particular. It has been developed at Centre for Survey Research and Methodology (ZUMA) in Mannheim, Germany. Originally designed for the analysis of open ended questions in surveys, TEXTPACK has been extended over the years to cope with many aspects of computer aided text analysis and most of content analysis. This version includes options to allow faster and easier analyses as well as validation and reliability studies. Demo version available.

TextQuest

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The Windows version of Intext, version 1.9 is now available. Versions for the Macintosh and Linux are planned, other operating systems might be supported.

You can download a test version

VBPro

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A set of free computer programs written by M. Mark Miller to do content analysis of ASCII text. They run under DOS on personal computers. The programs are menu driven and come with user guides. All output is in ASCII format compatible with most word processors and statistical packages.

Some time ago, it has been decided to make this software open-source.

Wordcruncher

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Software for text retrieval and analysis. Allows searching for words and phrases supporting wild cards. Reports include vocabulary, word usage and collocations. The website presents an overview of tools and features and provides documentation.

WORDij

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The software analyzes volumes of text for the cooccurrences of words and represents these in network analysis terms. Operates under Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems. Download link available after registration.

Wordle

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Online tool to create word clouds from texts, giving more frequent words more prominence. The appearance of the word clouds is customizable.

WordStat

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The program WordStat written by Normand Peladeau is a content analysis module to an existing statistical analysis program named Simstat for Windows.

Yoshikoder

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This is a cross-platform multilingual content analysis program. Main features include construction and application of dictionaries and keyword-in-context analysis. The source code is available under the Gnu Public License, compilation requires Java version 1.4.2. Some dictionaries and additional tools are available.

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