TACIT: Text Analysis, Crawling and Interpretation Tool

TACIT is a unified, open-source architecture for gathering, managing and analyzing text. TACIT's plugin architecture has three main components:

  • Crawling plugins, for automated text collection from online sources (e.g., US Senate and Supreme Court speech transcriptions, Twitter, Reddit)
  • Analysis plugins, including LIWC-type word count, topic modeling, sentiment analysis, clustering and classification.
  • Corpus management, for applying standard text preprocessing to prepare and store corpora.

TACIT's open-source plugin platform allows the architecture to easily adapt to today's rapid developments in text analysis. To view the full list of plugins visit: http://tacit.usc.edu/pluginsList.html

Type: 
Tool
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none