January 28, 2013 11:11 AM Subscribe
I need to do a rough and ready news analysis. I want to go to a specific news site and see the frequency of certain words and phrases before and after a certain date. Ideally, I'd be able to do this in a slightly more complex way, with combinations of words and phrases. I want to do this for free. Does such a tool exist?
posted by tavegyl to computers & internet (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Say a particular politician was always considered a bit of a clown. After he saves a small child from drowning, the way in which he was spoken of in a particular news outlet shifts so he's now spoken of as a serious candidate. I want to fiddle around with a tool which would let me see if there has been such a shift.
Is this something that exists?
(I know I saw something which did something similar developed by some American university. I requested a trial and never heard back. All memory of URL, search terms etc has subsequently been wiped, argh.)