A compilation of different types of tools that can assist with analysis and display related to research.
Test data mining, text encoding, text/corpus analysis
* Lexos <http://lexos.wheatoncollege.edu/upload> (free):
* Word Tree<https://www.jasondavies.com/wordtree/> (free):
* MALLET <http://mallet.cs.umass.edu/topics.php> (free): For topic modeling!
* AntConc <http://www.laurenceanthony.net/software/antconc/> (free):
Based on Google Books content enables users to keep track of change in usage or words and terms across time. Also see the Hathi Trust Bookworm tool.
Plugin for Zotero. Makes topic-modeling analysis accessible to humanities researchers without requiring extensive computational resources or technical knowledge.
Hathi Trust Analytics
Check under “Algorithms” and/or “Explore” tabs for different ways of conducting text analysis within 13.7 million HathiTrust volumes.
Juxta is an open-source tool for comparing and collating multiple witnesses to a single textual work. Originally designed to aid scholars and editors examine the history of a text from manuscript to print versions, Juxta offers a number of possibilities for humanities computing and textual scholarship.
* Python (free, but hard to learn): Python is a programming language that provides a ton of different libraries for doing Natural Language Processing, word embedding models, topic modeling, and more. Since it’s a programming language, the learning curve is much steeper. There are a lot of resources for learning Python and how to use it for writing analytics/computational text analysis. I have some computational essays in my dissertation<http://www.criticalfantoolkit.org/about_dissertation/computational_essays>, for instance!
Storytelling types of tools
A suite of collaborative web-based annotation tools.
Hypothesis is a Google Chrome extension that allows you to annotate any page on the web.
Kami allows users to comment on texts with a variety of different annotation types.
Annotate course material online, either for yourself or to discuss it with others.
Instructors can upload readings, create assignments, and assign grades for students.
Recogito allows users to annotate documents with comments and tags and to create linear, visual relationships.
R-project (powerful; steep learning curve; some coding skills needed)
NVivo (not free): NVivo is a software for both qualitative coding and for text analysis. It has some great functions for basic word counts, nGrams, and other things. I know Northeastern has a subscription, so check if your institution has one, too?
Dedoose (online; pay by month)