Textual Analysis


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Textual Analysis

Online Tools

Google Books Ngram Viewer

Find and compare word use frequency of all the books in Google Books.


"With MARKUS you can upload a file in classical Chinese (and perhaps in the future other languages) and tag personal names, place names, temporal references, and bureaucratic offices automatically. You can also upload your own list of key terms for automated tagging. You can then read a document while checking a range of reference works at the same time, or compare passages in which the same names or keywords appear." Check its research blog examples of how the data extracted from this tool is used.


Create your own word cloud to visualize word frequence.

Text Analyzer by JSTOR Labs Select items at the resource for UWest patrons only.

Enter text from any document or paper and the Text Analyzer finds related full text articles from JSTOR.

Non-UWest users may go to: http://www.jstor.org/analyze/


TimelineCurator is able to automatically extract temporal references (dates) from free form text and place time into a visual timeline.

Voyant Tools

Voyant Tools is a web-based reading and analysis environment for digital texts. Generate world clouds, world frequency lists, word usage visualizations, etc.



A free software tool that enables the visualization of bibliographic data.