Launch of Voyant 2.0

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Voyant is “a web-based text reading and analysis environment for digital texts,” designed to “make it easy for you to work” with texts or collections of texts in various formats, such as HTLM, XML, PDF, RTF or MS Word (Getting Started).

This tool is ideal for those students, professors, and researchers who are getting started in “large-scale text analysis” (Bessett) because of its ease of use. With Voyant you can learn how “computer-assisted analysis works.” study your own texts in more detail, or you can use it to add “interactive evidence” to texts you publish online, etc. (Principles of Voyant).

If you want to know more about Voyant and how to work in it, please go here.

Voyant has recently been reworked significantly  to “make it even more powerful and flexible” (Voyant Tools) and upgraded to version 2.0. Some of the changes in the new version include more options for “creating, modifying and accessing corpora, more powerful search capabilities, new tools” (Voyant Tools).

If you want to see what the new version looks like and play around in it, please go here.

The creators of Voyant, Stéfan Sinclair and Geoffrey Rockwell, invite you to post any comments you might have on Voyant Twitter account or GitHub.

 

Works Cited:

Bessett, Lee Skallerup. “Text Analysis With Voyant 2.0.” The Chronicle of Higher Education. The Chronicle, 26 April 2016. Web. 21 May 2016.

Sinclair, Stéfan, and Geoffrey Rockwell. “Getting Started.” Voyant Tools Documentation. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 May 2016.

Sinclair, Stéfan, and Geoffrey Rockwell. “Welcome to Voyant Tools 2.0”. Beta Voyant. N.p., n.d.  Web. 21 May 2016.

Sinclair, Stéfan, and Geoffrey Rockwell. “Principles of Voyant.” Voyant Tools Documentation. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 May 2016.