[Humanist] 28.757 software for text-analysis: Orange Textable
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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 757.
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Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2015 09:01:49 +0000
From: Xanthos Aris <Aris.Xanthos at unil.ch>
Subject: Software update: Orange Textable v.1.5
I am delighted to announce the release of Orange Textable v1.5.
Textable is an open source add-on bringing advanced text-analytical capacities to the Orange Canvas visual programming environment (itself open source). Think of it as a construction kit for text analysis: a set of primitive components which can be (visually) arranged to build a variety of text analysis applications.
The project's homepage is http://langtech.ch/textable, and the documentation is hosted at http://orange-textable.readthedocs.org/. To get a feel of what Textable looks like, here's an example of how to use it for mining the Humanist List archive: http://orange-textable.readthedocs.org/en/latest/illustration.html.
The detailed list of changes in this major update can be found on the forum: http://langtech.ch/forum/textable/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=14. Notably, the documentation has been vastly expanded: each widget now has a complete manual page, and a 'Cookbook' of 22 illustrated recipes has been created to help users accomplish various elementary tasks.
Any kind of feedback would be very welcome!
Department of Language and Information Sciences
University of Lausanne
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