[Corpora-List] manual annotation tool needed...
peladeau at simstat.com
Mon Feb 21 18:55:01 CET 2005
It seems that what you need is a QDA software (Qualitative Data
Analysis). I wrote such a software (QDA Miner) but it is a commercial
The free trial version can handle thousands of documents but allow
classification of only the first 25. Most QDA software will allow you to
assign one or multiple codes to whole units of text or only selected
segments. They will also allow text retrieval, searching, comparison, based
on the codes assigned manually.
There are several other QDA software available on the market including some
freeware. You can read a comparative review of the most popular ones and
get links from:
At 2/20/2005 02:46 PM, ted pedersen wrote:
>Greetings fellow Corporans,
>We plan to classify several thousand small units of text (approx 200-500
>words each) into a hierarchy of topics. We will do the classification
>manually, and we will also design the hierarchy manually. So there is
>nothing automatic going on here, we are doing manual annotation.
>We would like to have a tool that will let us view these units of text one
>by one, and then classify it into our hiearchy. We'd like to be able to
>add new topic nodes to the hiearchy, and also move units of text from one
>node to another, or maybe even merge or split apart nodes as we refine our
>Are there any free software tools out there that will let us do this
>fairly easily? We are able to use Windows or Linux or Solaris for this.
>We can convert our data into whatever form would be needed. Right now it
>is a big directory structure made up of plain text.
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