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Textual analysis

Textual analysis tools can look at the frequency of terms and phrases, extract language from multimedia files, and code language for further statistical analysis.

  • Aquad

        AQUAD screenshot

    Windows (all stations)

    Aquad is open source data analysis software used with open data in the social sciences and humanities.

  • Carrot2


    Carrot2 is an open source search results clustering engines for textual analysis and text clustering. (A similar service is available in the Artemis databases.)

  • Cassandre


    Windows and Mac (all stations)

    Cassandre is open source textual analysis software.

  • ELAN

  • GATE: General Architecture for Text Engineering


    Windows and Mac (all stations)

    GATE is open-source software used for textual analysis and natural language processing.

  • QDAMiner


    Windows (all stations)

    QDAMiner is used for the analysis of textual data such as interview and news transcripts, open-ended responses, etc. as well as for the analysis of still images

  • RapidMiner Community Edition


    Windows and Mac (all stations)

    Community Edition is the open source version of the commercial version of RapidMiner used for data and text mining.

  • TAMS Analyzer


    Mac (all stations)

    TAMS stands for Text Analysis Markup System. It is a convention for identifying themes in texts (web pages, interviews, field notes). It was designed for use in ethnographic and discourse research.

  • UIMA


    Windows and Mac (All stations)

    "Our goal is to support a thriving community of users and developers of UIMA frameworks, tools, and annotators, facilitating the analysis of unstructured content such as text, audio and video.  Unstructured Information Management applications are software systems that analyze large volumes of unstructured information in order to discover knowledge that is relevant to an end user. An example UIM application might ingest plain text and identify entities, such as persons, places, organizations; or relations, such as works-for or located-at. "

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