[Humanist] 23.95 new software: Computer Aided Textual Markup and Analysis

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                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 95.
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        Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 09:45:54 +0200
        From: Jan Christoph Meister <jan-c-meister at uni-hamburg.de>
        Subject: CATMA 1.0 release - Tagger & Analyzer software for Windows


09:34
18.06.2009

Remember TACT? CATMA (Computer Aided Textual Markup and Analysis) is a
new stand alone software with a focus on textual markup and analysis
inspired by TACT's lean and transparent design and functionality. It
was developed at the University of Hamburg as a tool for literary
scholars, students and other parties with an interest in literary
research.

Emulating parts of the well known program "Usebase" (from the TACT
suite) and extending these CATMA provides a variety of tagging and
analyzing functionalities contained in its two components: the Tagger
and the Analyzer. CATMA places a strong emphasis on usability and is
designed for users with little experience in digital text analysis.

CATMA key features include:
•       a visual interface to mark up and analyze texts
•       the ability to define analyses by the use of a basic query language
•       a set of predefined statistical and non-statistical analytical functions
•       a GUI that reflects the logical steps in a textual analysis workflow
•       a log and status component displaying the system processes
•       keyboard shortcuts and tooltips for better usability

CATMA supports collaborative efforts by adhering to relevant standards
(XML, TEI) and producing reusable output.

CATMA 1.0 is a stable beta currently implemented for Windows only.
CATMA 2.0 will be released towards August 2009 as a platform
independent JAVA© version, including a TextGrid workbench interface.

CATMA is now available for download at

www.slm.uni-hamburg.de/catma

Evelyn Gius, Marco Petris and Chris Meister from the CATMA development
team will be present at the DH 2009 - feel free to contact us there,
or via our website.

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Jan Christoph Meister
Professor für Neuere deutsche Literatur
(Literaturtheorie, Textanalyse, Computerphilologie)
Universität Hamburg
Department SLM I - Institut für Germanistik II
Von-Melle-Park 6
D-20146 Hamburg

Mail:     jan-c-meister at uni-hamburg.de
Office:   +49 - 40 - 42838 2972
Cell:     +49 - 0172 40 865 41
Web:      www.jcmeister.de



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