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TACT 2.1

Description: TACT (Text Analysis Computing Tools) is an interactive text retrieval program. It builds an index of the text from which all subsequent information can be retrieved. Having selected words the user can display their occurrence within the text in KWIC format, frequency distribution, or with collocates. TACT can work with texts tagged with the COCOA referencing system. TACT includes a suite of utilities to aid the process of tagging and creating the text database. John Bradley (King's College, London), one of the TACT developers has written a utility to convert SGML files to the TACT database format. SGML2TDB may be obtained from ftp://ilex.cc.kcl.ac.uk/d%3A/anonymous/TACT/sgml2tdb/.

There is a project to make available TACT databases over the World Wide Web. See further the TACTWeb home page at http://tactweb.humanities.mcmaster.ca/.

Requirements: PC running DOS 3.0 or higher. A Web server is also required to run TACTWeb.

Further information: The TACT web page is at: http://www.chass.utoronto.ca:8080/cch/tact.html. A substantial bibliography relating to the use of TACT may be found at http://www.epas.utoronto.ca:8080/cch/TACT/tact25.html. The manual has been published together with a CD-ROM: Using TACT with electronic texts: A Guide to Text-Analysis Computing Tools Version 2.1 for MS-DOS and PC DOS (The Modern Language Association of America, 1996)

Distributor: TACT may be downloaded from the TACT web page or from the CTI Centre for History, University of Glasgow, 1 University Gardens, Glasgow G12 8QQ. Tel: 0141 330 4942. Fax: 0141 330 5518. Email: ctich@glasgow.ac.uk. URL: http://www.gla.ac.uk/Inter/Computerpast/ctich/WebFTP/tact.html.

Price: TACT, TACTWeb, and SGML2TDB are free for non-commercial use. Disks and documentation ordered from Glasgow are £10.00.

Version available at CTI Centre: TACT 2.1

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Document Created: 20 August 1996
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