text mining

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Textable is an open source program for text analysis. It offers a set of basic text-analytic components (e.g. import text from files, segment into words, measure segment diversity, etc.), which the user combines using a visual interface to build custom analytic workflows.

Code license: GNU GPL v3
Last updated: 20 Aug 2017

DiscoverText allows users to import data from a variety of sources (including free and premium Gnip Twitter feeds, plain text, Word, Excel, public YouTube comments, blogs/wikis, PDF, etc.), to view, search, filter, deduplicate, code and machine classify the data. This is a collaborative, web-based platform widely used by academics.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 24 Feb 2017

Philomine is an extension to the Philologic text retrieval engine that supports a variety of machine learning, text mining, and document clustering tasks.

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL
Last updated: 22 Feb 2016

Superfastmatch is designed to find exact duplicates of text strings between documents.

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL
Last updated: 1 Dec 2015

The MONK workbench provides 525 works of American literature from the 18th and 19th centuries, and 37 plays and 5 works of poetry by William Shakespeare, along with tools to enable literary research through the discovery, exploration, and visualization of patterns.

Users affiliated with CIC (Big Ten) schools can access a larger data set that includes about a thousand works of British literature from the 16th through the 19th century, provided by The Text Creation Partnership (EEBO and ECCO) and ProQuest (Chadwyck-Healey Nineteenth-Century Fiction).

Last updated: 12 Aug 2015

AntWordProfiler is free software for analyzing word frequency.

Last updated: 9 May 2015

MONK is a digital environment designed to help humanities scholars discover and analyze patterns in the texts they study.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

HyperPo is a user-friendly text exploration and analysis program that allows users to import texts or use texts available online (in English or French), and provides frequency lists of characters, words and series of words, color-coding to indicate repetition, KWIC, co-occurrence and distribution lists, and the ability to simultaneously compare data from multiple texts.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

WordStat is a text analysis module for QDA Miner or SimStat. WordStat combines content analysis method by using dictionary approach and many algorithms exploration or various text mining methods. WordStat can apply existing categorization dictionaries to a new text corpus. It also may be used in the development and validation of new categorization dictionaries.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Umigon is a free tool for sentiment analysis on Twitter.

Main features:

  1. Export to Excel and csv
  2. Distinction between sentiments ("I hate war", will be classified as negative sentiment) and negative factuals ("war has been declared", will be declared as neutral)
  3. Connects to twitter or allows free text input



The developer of Umigon can be reached on Twitter.

Code license: Apache License
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014
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