3.v Shared Text Analysis

Baron, Alistair. 2008–17. VARD 2. http://ucrel.lancs.ac.uk/vard/about/.

VARD 2 is interactive software that permits users to identify and replace spelling variations in historical texts, primarily Early Modern English texts. Spelling variations can be adjusted manually, replaced automatically, or defined semi-automatically by manually training the tool.

Harvard University Library Lab. 2011. Highbrow. https://osc.hul.harvard.edu/liblab/projects/highbrow-textual-annotation-browser.

Highbrow is a textual annotation browser and visualization tool. It visualizes the density of scholarly annotations and references in individual texts, and can compare multiple texts to indicate patterns or highlight areas of interest for scholars. Users can view the visualizations at a higher level of quality that indicates density, or else zoom in for more detailed information. Highbrow functions for textual annotations as well as video and audio annotations.

Northwestern   University.   2004–13.   WordHoard.  http://wordhoard.northwestern.edu/userman/index.html.

WordHoard is a free Java application developed by Northwestern University that enables tagging and annotations of large texts or transcribed speech. Currently, WordHoard is aimed toward early Greek epics and early modern English plays, but also includes texts by authors such as Chaucer. WordHoard allows users to easily annotate and analyze texts by looking at word frequency, lemmatization, and text comparison, or by applying custom queries.

Sinclair, Stéfan, Geoffrey Rockwell, and the Voyant Tools Team. 2012. Voyant Tools.  http://voyant-tools.org.

Voyant is an online text analysis environment. Users can submit texts in many formats from various locations (e.g., by using URLs to indicate entire web pages). Voyant analyzes single or multiple texts and displays word usage by indicating frequency of words, visualizing usage of words, and showing placements of words throughout documents.

TAPoR Team. 2015. TAPoR (version 3.0). http://www.tapor.ca.

TAPoR (Text Analysis Portal for Research) is a collection of textual studies tools for scholars and researchers. The site functions as a portal to a number of tools relevant to textual studies scholars. Each tool listed is tagged with keywords, includes a short description, details information about documentation and tool attributes, and displays user ratings and comments.

University of Hamburg. 2009. CATMA. http://catma.de.

CATMA is a web-based text analysis and literary research application that permits scholars to work collaboratively by exchanging analytical results online. The application boasts a number of features: users can apply analytical categories and tags; search the text using Query Builder; set predefined statistical and non-statistical analytical functions; visualize text attributes and findings; and share documents, tagsets, and markup. CATMA consists of three modules: the Tagger for markup and tagging of a text, the Analyzer for queries and a variety of text analysis functions, and the Visualizer to create charts and other visualizations of analysis results.

Vision Critical Communications. 2013. DiscoverText. http://discovertext.com.

DiscoverText is a proprietary software solution that enables cloud-based, collaborative text analysis. This tool is primarily employed by the public and private sectors to analyze and gather insights about user, consumer, and employee activity and engagement. The software merges data from numerous sources, including text files, email, surveys, and online platforms (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and blogs).