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Gephi is graphing software that provides a way to explore data through visualization and network analysis.

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL v3
Last updated: 15 Feb 2017

Mercury Amira is a multifaceted tool that allows for integration, manipulation, and visualisation of large sets of data. Automatic and interactive segmentation tools support processing of 3D image data.
Features:

  • One platform for visualizing, analyzing and presenting
  • Very large data sets are easily accessible with specific readers
  • C++ coding wizard for technical extension and customization
Last updated: 13 Jul 2016

Recollection is a platform developed by Zepheira for the Library of Congress National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP), allowing users to create and share embeddable interfaces to digital cultural heritage collections. The Library of Congress released its latest version of Recollection as Viewshare, built to increase the ease of finding, using, and sharing the project's software.

Code license: Open source, MIT License
Last updated: 6 Jul 2016

TXM

TXM is a free and open-source cross-platform Unicode, XML & TEI based text analysis software, supporting Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It is also available as a J2EE standard compliant portal software (GWT based) for online access with access control built in (see a demo portal: http://portal.textometrie.org/demo).

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL v3
Last updated: 29 Jun 2016

RedZ is a 3D search engine that displays its results in the form of web page snapshots. The user may navigate through these relatively large snapshots, which are displayed in a Cover Flow layout.

Last updated: 16 Jun 2016

Weave (Web-based Analysis and Visualization Environment) is a visualization platform designed to enable visualization of any available data by anyone for any purpose. Weave is an application development platform supporting multiple levels of user proficiency — novice to advanced — as well as the ability to integrate, disseminate and visualize data at “nested” levels of geography.

Last updated: 7 Jun 2016

Viewshare is a free web application for creating interfaces and visualizations of cultural heritage collections. It can create interactive maps, timelines, facets, tag clouds, histograms, and image galleries. The intended users of Viewshare are individuals managing and creating access to digital collections of cultural heritage materials. Viewshare is offered as a software as a service (SaaS), email ndiippaccess@loc.gov to request a free account.

Code license: Open source, MIT License
Last updated: 7 Jun 2016

The Science of Science (Sci2) Tool is a modular toolset supporting temporal, geospatial, topical, and network analysis and visualization of datasets at the micro (individual), meso (local), and macro (global) levels. Users of the tool can:

  • Access science datasets online or load their own
  • Perform different types of analysis with the most effective algorithms available
  • Use different visualizations to interactively explore and understand specific datasets
  • Share datasets and algorithms across scientific boundaries
Code license: Open source
Last updated: 1 Jun 2017

NewRadial is an interactive visualization environment that uses an adapter system to display and combine content from remotely-served or locally situated databases. Although initially designed for use with image-based databases, NewRadial’s capabilities have been extended to handle the manipulation and annotation, in a visual field, of text-based databases.

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL, GNU GPL v3
Last updated: 7 Jun 2016

The DataTank is an open source tool that publishes data, stored in text-based files (e.g., CSV, XML, JSON) or in binary structures (e.g., SHP files, relational databases). The DataTank reads data from these structures and publishes them to the web using a URI as an identifier, providing these data in any format a user wants regardless of the original data structure. The DataTank requires a server with Apache2 or Nginx, mod rewrite enabled, PHP 5.4 or higher, Git, any database supported by Laravel 4.

Features

Last updated: 7 Jun 2016

Quadrigram describes itself as a "visual programming environment" for living data. It is a web-based tool for data visualization that allows the user to customize and publish interactive visualizations with a range of data types. Visualization possibilities range from basic charts and graphs (e.g., pie chart, bar graph), to more sophisticated visualizations for exploring complex datasets (e.g., networks, geo-data, zoomable tree map, quadrification, stacked flow).

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 22 May 2016

Quintura is a visual search engine that provides a tagcloud option to allow for easier navigation and search refinement into more specific categories. You may search across the web, images or video.

As of October 2012, Quintura is no longer in service. quintura.com redirects to quinturakids.com

http://websearch.about.com/od/dailywebsearchtips/qt/dnt0830.htm

Last updated: 23 Mar 2016

Text 2 Mind Map is a web-based tool for mind mapping. Very basic interface and functionality. Requires users to structure information in a linear text outline, which it returns as a diagram.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 22 Mar 2016

VisualEyes is web-based authoring tool developed at the University of Virginia to weave images, maps, charts, video, and data into highly interactive and compelling dynamic visualizations.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 3 Aug 2015

TimeRime is a web-based tool allowing people to create, view, and compare interactive timelines.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 8 Jul 2015

WebClust is a meta search engine that clusters documents into meaningful groups. WebClust presents search results in a horizontal topical arrangement, in addition to a single vertical list. WebClust's data mining technique is meant to make sense of large amounts of textual information extracted from the web, including digital libraries.

Last updated: 14 Jun 2015

Lexos is an online tool that enables you to "scrub" (clean) your text(s), cut a text(s) into various size chunks, manage chunks and chunk sets, and choose from a suite of analysis tools for investigating those texts. Functionality includes building dendrograms, making graphs of rolling averages of word frequencies or ratios of words or letters, and playing with visualizations of word frequencies including word clouds and bubble visualizations.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 17 May 2015

PhiloGL is a framework for data visualization using WebGL, a library that extends Javascript to allow it to generate interactive 3D graphics.

Code license: Open source, MIT License
Last updated: 17 May 2015

JavaScript InfoVis Toolkit enables users to create interactive web-based visualizations; the demos page has some good examples along with the underlying code.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 17 May 2015

bubbl.us is a web-based mind mapping tool, useful for organizing ideas, brainstorming, analyzing relationships, and visualizing data. Simple interface, with basic and easily understood functionality. Free to try without creating an account. Also available as an iOS application for iPad.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 9 May 2015

Juxta is an open-source cross-platform desktop tool for comparing and collating multiple witnesses to a single textual work. The software allows you to set any of the witnesses as the base text, to add or remove witness texts, to switch the base text at will, and to annotate Juxta-revealed comparisons and save the results. New in version 1.6.5 is the ability to upload your comparison sets to a free online workspace called Juxta Commons where you can analyze your data privately or choose to share visualizations of your work with anyone on the web.

Code license: Open source, Creative Commons
Last updated: 4 May 2015

Text analysis software aimed at beginners to qualitative research, and using live visualizations as the interface. Quirkos supports standard code-and-retrieve operations, searches and queries on the data, and can visualize connections between topics and themes.

Find more information at http://www.quirkos.com/qualitative-data-analysis-software.html

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 3 May 2015

MATLAB allows matrix manipulations, plotting of functions and data, implementation of algorithms, creation of user interfaces, and interfacing with programs written in other languages, including C, C++, Java, and Fortran.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Data Desk implements traditional statistical techniques using a simple graphic display interface for data exploration. The program focuses specifically on the visual exploration of data.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

CATMA (Computer Aided Textual Markup & Analysis) is a free, open source markup and analysis tool from the University of Hamburg's Department of Languages, Literature and Media. It incorporates three interactive modules: (1) The tagger enables flexible and individual textual markup and markup editing. (2) The analyzer incorporates a query language and predefined functions. It also includes a query builder that allows users to construct queries from combinations of pre-defined questions while allowing for manual modification for more specific questions.

Code license: GNU GPL v3
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Weka provides machine learning algorithms in Java for data mining and predictive modeling tasks. These algorithms can either be incorporated into other Java code or called from the Weka Workbench, a GUI environment.

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

A variety of visualisation tools are available for use with existing datasets, or upload your own.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

PersonalBrain is a mind mapping and brainstorming application that helps users visualize their ideas. PersonalBrain applies visualization to your content, in order to great a digital map visualization of networked information.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Google allows you to see relevant search results to your query in a unique semantically relevant and graphically designed way.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Grokker is a visualization, web-based search tool.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

KwMap is a search engine that functions as a "keyword map" across the web. KwMap utilizes a keyword generator with a graphical interface that allows you to navigate from your initial query to results for related topics.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Lexipedia is a metadictionary displaying a semantic map of parts of speech related to the word of inquiry.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

ManagedQ is a search engine that classifies results into three categories (person, place, thing) and displays the results on a grid.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Miiget allows you to search for famous people and connect them to other celebrities pertaining to more or less the same sphere. Miiget displays the results in a circular cluster of windows centered around the main query.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Mnemomap is a flash interactive search engine that generates a visual "Atomic-Tree", sends your queries to a Query List, and delivers the search results. The Atomic-Tree allows you to improve your query mid-search. The Query List allows you to customize your search query.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

oSkope is a visual search assistant that allows you to browse and organize items from Amazon, eBay, Flickr, Fotolia, Yahoo!Image Search and YouTube. Results are displayed on an interactive Flash grid of thumbnails.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Tianamo (beta) is an information visualization search engine that displays the search results in a 3D landcape where subtopics are presented topographically as peaks.

Tianamo is no longer online and the link bounces to a Chinese commerce site.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

TouchGraph is a Java application that creates network graphs of websites returned in Google searches.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

TuneGlue is a music search engine that generates and connects nodes containing artist names related to the one queried, and networks the related artists in an interactive web.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

VisuWords is a mindmapping linguistic tool that shows the relationships between the queried word and related words in an interactive map, with corresponding definitions.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

WikiMindMap is a mindmapping tool that allows you to browse in wiki content. It uses an interactive interface based on a system of nodes and brackets. Maps may be exported into FreeMind.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Bookworm enables you to graphically explore lexical trends in repositories of digitized texts.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

The cross-platform Advene application allows users to easily create comments and analyses of video documents, through the definition of time-aligned annotations and their mobilisation into
automatically-generated or user-written comment views (HTML documents). Annotations can also be used to modify the rendition of the audiovisual document, thus providing virtual montage, captioning, navigation... capabilities. Users can exchange their comments/analyses in the form of Advene packages, independently from the video itself.

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL v2
Last updated: 1 Dec 2016

Statwing is an easy-to-use, web-based tool for data analysis and visualization. Upload data, select variables of interest, and Statwing automatically selects statistical tests and visualizations, then distills the results into plain English sentences (as well as traditional statistical output for those so inclined).

Free trial available, as well as multiple pricing plans:

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014
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