Voyant Tools is a web-based text reading and analysis environment. It’s designed to make it easy for you to work with your own text or collection of texts in a variety of formats, including plain text, HTML, XML, PDF, RTF, and MS Word. You can also work with an existing collection of texts like Shakespeare (click the “Open” button on the main page to see other pre-defined collections of texts).
Generate New Texts
The main page of Voyant Tools allows you to load new texts in a variety of ways. For instance, you can paste in the contents of a single document into the main text box, or copy-and-paste a set of URLs, one per line.
Alternatively, you can upload files from your local computer in a variety of formats, including plain text, HTML, XML, PDF, RTF, and MS Word. First click on the Upload button:
Next, click the “Add” button to add individual files. Once you’re done adding documents, click the “Upload” button.
On the off chance that you have a few reports to include on the double, it might be simplest to first make a compress file containing the documents and afterward transfer the one compress record.
For more data and a screencast, see Loading Texts.
Sending out Data and Tools
A standout amongst the most intriguing highlights of Voyant Tools is the capacity to bookmark and offer URLs that allude to your accumulation of writings. Among different points of interest, this enables you to work with similar writings amid various sessions, without reloading every one of the records each time. You can trade a connection for the whole skin by tapping on the “Fare” (diskette) symbol in the blue bar at the best, or fare a connection for an individual apparatus by tapping on the “Fare” symbol in one of the instrument sheets.
Working in the Default Voyant Tools Skin
When you open a current accumulation of writings or load your own writings you will be given a streamlined form of the default skin (the default setup of apparatuses). Specifically, this incorporates three essential apparatuses:
- Cirrus: a word cloud that shows the most elevated recurrence terms – the bigger the term, the more incessant it is (you can drift over words to see their recurrence and tap on them to see extra data).
- Rundown: this gives some fundamental data about the text(s) in the accumulation, including the quantity of words, the length of reports, vocabulary thickness, and unmistakable words for each record.
- Corpus Reader: this enables you to peruse the text(s) in the accumulation – more content will show up as you scroll. You can drift over words to see their recurrence and tap on terms to see more data.
Tapping on terms in the earth will open up extra devices. For example, in the event that you tap on a word in Cirrus, you’ll see the “Word Trends” instrument show up and tapping on one of the specks in “Word Trends” will cause the “Catchphrase in Context” apparatus to open. The stream of data starting with one instrument then onto the next is a key part of Voyant Tools.
The skin has extra instruments that don’t show up as a matter of course – they can be gotten to by tap on the header or on the bolts.
The extra instruments are as per the following:
- Words in the Entire Corpus: this demonstrates a requested rundown of terms in all records, including a smaller scale chart (sparkline) indicating appropriation over the corpus (when your corpus incorporates numerous archives).
- Corpus: a network that shows accessible metadata for records in the gathering.
- Words in Documents: this shows recurrence data for terms in each archive.