[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

Dear Humanists,

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!

Best regards,
Aris Xanthos

Department of Language and Information Sciences
University of Lausanne

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