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Text analysis is the careful reading of a text. We can use computers to assist us in this reading. They can help us find passages quickly in large texts and they can help us follow ideas through a text. The computer does not replace the learned and patient reading, but it can provide the scholar different insights into the text. This interactive workbook will teach you how to use the TACTweb environment and introduce you to computer assisted text analysis.

This is an interactive workbook. It will not only take you through the jargon and basics of computer assisted text analysis, but allow you to try it yourself as you go along. If you have not used this workbook before you might begin with How can I use this workbook?


Table of Contents:

  1. How can I use this workbook?

    This is a good place to start to understand how to use this workbook.

  2. What is computer assisted text analysis?

    This is where you will find an introduction to computer assisted text analysis.

  3. What is the history of computer assisted text analysis?

    This is where you will find a brief overview of the history of computer assisted text analysis.

  4. What can the computer show us?

    This is where you will find an overview of the displays this environment is capable of. This is where you will learn about how a text analysis environment can show you information.

  5. What can we search for?

    This is where you will learn how to search a text using the query language provided.

  6. How do I use the TACTweb Query Form?

    This is where you will put it all together so that you can use the TACTweb Query Form .

  7. Where do I go from here?

    Here you will find some ideas on further explorations and study.




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Web design Alex Stevens, content Geoffrey Rockwell or John Bradley. March 7, 1997