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Commonalities, differences and limitations of text analysis software : the results of a review

Gemeinsamkeiten, Differenzen und Grenzen von Textanalyse-Software: Ergebnisse eines Übersichtberichts
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Alexa, Melina; Züll, Cornelia

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Corporate Editor Zentrum für Umfragen, Methoden und Analysen -ZUMA-
Abstract Das Arbeitspapier diskutiert einerseits einige Tendenzen in der Technologie der Softwareentwicklung von Textanalysen und zum anderen die Schwerpunkte, wo in diesem Bereich weitere Entwicklung und Forschung erforderlich ist. Die Basis der Diskussion bildet ein Review über 15 Softwareprogramme. Auf die folgenden Programme wird detaillierter eingegangen: AQUAD; Atlas.ti; COAN; code-A-Text; DICTION; Dimap-MCCA, HyperRESEAERCH; Keds; Nud*IST; QED; TATOE; Textpack; TextSmart; WinMAXpro und WordState. Die Autorinnen erörtern die Methodologie und die Auswahlkriterien, warum sie welche Programme für welche Forschungszwecken am tauglichsten halten. (pre)

'This paper discusses on the one hand the tendencies in functionality and technology of software for text analysis and reflects, on the other hand, on the areas where more development is needed. The basis for this discussion forms a comprehensive review (Alexa & Zuell, in press) of fifteen currently available software for text analysis. In the review each software package, i.e. AQUAD, ATLAS.ti, CoAN, Code-A-Text, DICTION, DMIAP-MCCA, HyperRESEARCH, KEDS, NUD-IST, QED, TATOE, TEXTPACK, TextSmart, WinMAXpro, and WordStat, was presented in a detailed and extensive manner. In this paper we shall only delineate our methodology and criteria for selecting which programs to review and concentrate on discussing the types of support the selected programs offer, the commonalities and differences of their functionality, point to some of their shortcomings and put forward suggestions for future development.' (author's abstract)|
Keywords analysis; technology; text analysis; language; electronic data processing; software; effectiveness; efficiency; methodology; text processing
Classification Research Design; Methods and Techniques of Data Collection and Data Analysis, Statistical Methods, Computer Methods
Method descriptive study; documentation; basic research; development of methods
Document language English
Publication Year 1999
City Mannheim
Page/Pages 29 p.
Series ZUMA-Arbeitsbericht, 1999/06
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications