Text Analysis Software: Commonalities, Differences and Limitations: The Results of a Review

Text Analysis Software: Commonalities, Differences and Limitations: The Results of a Review In this paper we discuss the tendencies infunctionality and technology of software for textanalysis and reflect on those areas where moredevelopment is needed. The basis for this discussionforms a comprehensive review of fifteen currentlyavailable software for text analysis (Alexa and Zuell,1999). In the review the following software packageswere individually presented in a detailed andextensive manner: AQUAD, ATLAS.ti, CoAn, Code-A-Text,DICTION, DIMAP-MCCA, HyperRESEARCH, KEDS,NUD*IST, QED, TATOE, TEXTPACK, TextSmart,WinMAXpro, and WordStat. Here we only delineate ourmethodology and criteria for selecting which programsto review and concentrate on discussing the types ofsupport the selected programs offer, the commonalitiesand differences of their functionality, point to someof their shortcomings and put forward suggestions forfuture development. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quality & Quantity Springer Journals

Text Analysis Software: Commonalities, Differences and Limitations: The Results of a Review

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Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright © 2000 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Social Sciences; Methodology of the Social Sciences; Social Sciences, general
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