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Digital Humanities: Text Analysis & Data Mining Tools

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This wiki lists tools used by Digital Humanities researchers. This link takes you to the list of text-analysis tools that includes brief descriptions. It has many more tools listed than on this page. 

Text analysis tools: a presentation

Text Analysis and Visualisation

A comparison of different tools. 

Text Analysis Tools

Library Resources

  • Nineteenth Century Collection Online (NCCO)

    Term Frequency

    View search results over time by entering a word or phrase, comparing multiple terms if desired. Choose to graph either the frequency of your search term (the number of documents per year) or its popularity (the percent of the total documents each year). By clicking on a point on the graph, retrieve search results for that year or, by clicking and dragging, select a time period to zoom in on.

Web-Based Resources

  • CATMAhttp://www.catma.de A tool used for mark up and analysis of data. 
  • Google Books Ngram Viewer  When you enter phrases into the Google Books Ngram Viewer, it displays a graph showing how those phrases have occurred in a corpus of books (e.g., "British English", "English Fiction", "French") over the selected years.
  • Google Fusion Tables 
  • Juxta : http://www.juxtasoftware.org Useful for collating, comparing text. Stand alone desktop application.
  • Many eyes: IBM has ceased support Many Eyes. http://www-958.ibm.com/software/analytics/manyeyes/ . Data and text ca be uploaded and analyzed with a variety of visualization tools
  • Tapor: TAPOR 3 is not yet functioning.  http://portal.tapor.ca/portal/portal Text Analysis Portal for Research.: "TAPoR is a gateway to tools for sophisticated analysis and retrieval, along with representative texts for experimentation." 
  • ​SEASR  : http://seasr.org/ "The Software Environment for the Advancement of Scholarly Research (SEASR), funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, provides a research and development environment capable of powering leading-edge digital humanities initiatives." 
  • Tableau Academic If you are a full time student, you can sign up for a free account with Tableau Academic. You will need to provide proof of enrollment (Student ID or Course List.)
  • TokenX : tokenx.unl.edu  Created by the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska - Lincoln.  
  • TextArc http://www.textarc.org/ by W. BRADFORD PALEY, interaction designer (a visualization tool) "A TextArc is a visual representation of a text—the entire text (twice!) on a single page. A funny combination of an index, concordance, and summary; it uses the viewer's eye to help uncover meaning." 
  • Voyant : http://voyant-tools.org/ ;  tools for visualization of texts are proposed : http://docs.voyant-tools.org/tools/ "Voyant: see through your texts.
  • Wordij  A semantic network tool. Wordij creates networks of collocates, or pairs of words that occur near each other in a text. You need to download the program. Works on either MAC or MS. 
  • Wordle: Even the fun, web-based program WORDLE could be considered a text analysis tool.  It weights the use of words in a text then display the usage visually.