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25 Text Batch Processing Tools Reviewed

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An overview of text processing tools containing a features comparison table.

NVivo

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NVivo is a Qualitative Data Analysis (QDA) computer software package produced by QSR International. It has been designed for qualitative researchers working with very rich text-based and/or multimedia information, where deep levels of analysis on small or large volumes of data are required. Works with an interface in English, French, German, Spanish, or Simplified Chinese. A Japanese interface is also available.

Choosing a CAQDAS Package

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The working paper by Ann Lewins and Christina Silver gives an overview of different types of software for managing textual or qualitative data and describes common and distinctive features of several “Code-based Theory Building” software packages. [PDF]

Commonalities, differences and limitations of text analysis software

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The review (1999) discusses software classification criteria and compares the capabilities of several selected programs. [PDF]

The Contribution of Computer Software to Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Data and Analyses

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The paper by Pat Bazeley discusses how the integration of different forms of data can be faciliated by use of software. [PDF]

Transcriber

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Tool for assisting the manual annotation of speech signals. Free software under GNU General Public License. Contains feature list, screenshots, documentation and installation instructions.

VoiceWalker

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Tool to help you transcribe audio or video recordings. Plays back recordings as overlapping short segments which are repeated for a specified number of repetitions, then moving on to the next segment. Windows software and manual are available for download.

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.

Weft QDA

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An open-source tool for qualitative data analysis. Lists features with screenshots. The manual and tutorials, a Windows installer as well as the source code are available.

Symphony Content Analysis Software

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Windows application for the analysis of qualitative data. Includes screenshots, videos, documentation, FAQ, sample projects, and tutorials. A trial version is available for download.

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