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Q I would like information about text analysis tools which can process marked-up text.

A Text analysis tools which can process marked-up text include:
PC DOS/Windows

TACT: DOS text analysis tools freely distributed over the Internet. Version 2.1 available from the TACT homepage at http://www.chass.utoronto.ca:8080/cch/tact.html. The manual, which comes with a selection of electronic texts on CD-ROM, is published as I. Lancashire, Using TACT with Electronic Texts (New York: MLA, 1996). TACTWeb home-page and demonstration at http://ilex.cc.kcl.ac.uk/Tactweb/.

Concordance 1.1.3: Developed by Rob Watt (Dundee) from his own Web concordance software. Easy to use and will create concordances and indexes from electronic texts for manipulating on screen or publishing on the Web. Concordance can handle text that has been tagged using the COCOA system. Demo available from http://www.rjcw.freeserve.co.uk/. See http://www.dundee.ac.uk/english/wics/wics.htm for the original Web concordances.

Oxford Concordance Program (OCP): General purpose tool for generating concordances, word lists, and indexes from texts in any language or alphabet. OCP can handle a number of markup systems though frequently the text will be tagged using the COCOA system. Micro-OCP for DOS available from Oxford University Press. Email: ep.help@oup.co.uk or consult http://www.oup.co.uk/.

WordCruncher for Windows: Uses its own brand of markup for searching, concordance, and word frequency generation. Now marketed as a viewer with a pre-built library of texts. For details of distribution, cost etc, email admin@wordcruncher.com or visit the WordCruncher web site at http://www.wordcruncher.com/.

Multidoc Pro 1.1: Consists of SGML publishing and browsing software. The interface is very similar to SoftQuad Panorama. A full working version may be downloaded which also includes the software for publishing pre-existing SGML documents for use with the browser. Go to http://www.citec.fi/mdp/.

Apple Macintosh

Collate 2.0: Designed for the preparation of a critical edition based on many witnesses; can collate simultaneously up to a hundred texts and can deal with richly marked-up texts. Available from the Collate Project, De Montfort University (http://www.dlib.dmu.ac.uk/projects/Collate/. Email: peter.robinson@dmu.ac.uk)

Further details of text analysis tools, including qualitative analysis tools, will be available from the CTI Centre's Guide to Digital Resources 1996-98 at http://info.ox.ac.uk/ctitext/resguide/


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