Voyant is one of the most accessible web-based text analysis tools. It’d be the most useful for preliminary readings of our corpus to observe frequent words,
After downloading or customize your desired corpus in plaintext, you may upload it to Voyant to sense the overall highlights of the data through features including summary, cirrus, and links. These functions provide a snapshot of the most frequent words, phrases, wordcounts, and connections among texts in your corpus.
To get a closer look, Termsberry can visualize how and how frequently words are connected with each other.
The “Contexts” feature, additionally, is helpful to conduct preliminary concordance/contextual investigations of the corpus, where you can view which phrases tend to co-appear the most often. You can also input any desired word or phrase in the box on the bottom-left corner to view specific results.
You may explore other Voyant’s functions by clicking the window-link icon on each panel’s top-right corner.
Check our blog post Analyzing a Twitter Corpus with Voyant to see an example.