Text analysis software
December 12, 2010 12:36 PM Subscribe
Suggestions for text analysis tools, please! Following a short discussion in the Metatalk infodump thread with cortex
, I realized that we'd appreciate suggestions for tools that can analyze text corpora and text files. Thanks!
posted by carter to writing & language (5 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
We have different needs - the Mefi infodump has approaching a billion words in it, whereas I'm interested in analyzing transcripts and documents where 100k words would be very large - but we were asking ourselves the same questions. Areas of interest include frequency counts (I think we've kind of figured that out), collocation analyses, part-of-speech tagging and sorting, as well as experiences with data cleaning. Also a document clustering function would be neat, at least for me. I can't speak for the others but I'm definitely interested free/cheap, easy-to-use, and Mac. Personally, I'm currently using Nisus
just to sort things, but it's very basic.