Ubiquitous text analysis

Geoffrey Rockwell, Stéfan G Sinclair, Stan Ruecker, Peter Organisciak

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How can digital content be connected to text analysis tools? The TAPoR (Text Analysis Portal for Research) provided a workbench model, but usability studies suggest that a workbench was not how humanists thought of doing their research - humanists start with the text and apply tools as lenses for analyzing the text. This led us to experiment with ubiquitous tools that can be embedded in the user’s environment or in the text, be it an online journal or blog. In this paper, we survey a number of experiments leading up to  TAToo  (Text Analysis for you Too) and  Voyeur Tools   both of which allow humanists to bring computational linguistic analysis and visualization, among other things, into their habitual research environments, and to thereby render those environments dynamic, with living, breathing data. Full Text:  HTML ( pdf for download -- right click or control click to save)
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-19
Number of pages19
Journalpaj: The Journal of the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture
Issue numberDecember
StatePublished - 2010


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