At long last, it’s conceivable to present an arrangement of URLs by means of the Voyeur Tools text style page (voyeurtools.org). For instance, one could do a scan for “kill” in the Old Bailey, go into each outcome page, get the URL for the “print-accommodating variant” and present the URLs.

Additionally, it is conceivable to make a Zotero section from at least one Old Bailey list items (see more data here). When you have a Zotero passage you can utilize the Analytics Plugin to send the section (with at least one reports) specifically to Voyeur Tools.


The most helpful approach to work with the Old Bailey is to utilize the new Old Bailey API (see here for more data). This interface enables you to do fine-grained hunts and after that to make another Voyeur Tools corpus from any outcome set.

Review of the Default Interface

There are around twenty unique instruments accessible in Voyeur, yet each apparatus is particular and can be incorporated as a component of a skin. The present default skin in Voyeur Tools incorporates the accompanying instruments that are at first noticeable:

 

  • Cirrus (a word cloud visualization)
  • Summary (an overview of the corpus including word counts and aggregate trends)
  • Reader (a scalable text reader that can be used to scroll very large documents)

In addition, the following tools become visible as the user begins interacting with data (by clicking on words, for instance):

  • Word Trends (a distribution graph that shows word frequencies across multiple documents or within a single document)
  • Keyword in Context (that shows occurrences of each word in its context)
  • Words in the Corpus (aggregate frequency information for words in multiple documents)
  • Words in the Document (frequency information for words within individual documents)

More documentation and help are available for each of the individual tools. Please note that each tool has specific documentation, but several have the following components:

Additional Tools and Skins

Beyond the tools available in the default skin of Voyeur Tools, there are several other tools and skins available. As described in more detail below, it is possible to export a corpus by clicking on the “skin export” icon and choosing the skin builder, which shows the list of tools available and provides an interface for building new skins (combinations of tools).

One of the more interesting skins provides more advanced functionality to perform correspondence analysis (see a more detailed description here). Essentially, Correspondence Analysis is one way of representing how words cluster around certain documents according to their relative frequency. The steps to open this skin are not ideal at the moment (we hope to add a more user-friendly mechanism soon):

  • create a corpus of texts as you would normally
  • export the corpus as a URL (see more details below); for example: http://voyeurtools.org/?corpus=1306285425154.1587
  • append to the end of the URL &skin=scatter&stopList=stop.en.taporware.txt: http://voyeurtools.org/?corpus=1306285425154.1587&skin=scatter&stopList=stop.en.taporware.txt

Points of Exit

Voyeur Tools can be used as a stand-alone text analysis environment, but it has also been designed to facilitate integration into a broader research workflow. There are three main ways of extending the usefulness of Voyeur Tools:

  1. generating a (somewhat) persistent URL with the current tool(s), corpus and settings
  2. generating a code snippet to embed the current tool(s), corpus and settings into remote content (like blogs)
  3. exporting data for use in other applications like Excel

All of these points of exit originate with the “Export” button (the icon that resembles a diskette). There’s a difference between exporting from the skin (the combination of tools) and exporting from individual tools. The skin provides links to the tool browser and the skin builder (to create your own combination of tools) but does not provide functionality to embed code snippets or to export data. In contrast, individual tools do provide functionality for exporting data, depending on the type of tool it is. For instance, some of the tabular data tools allow the user to export comma-separated values whereas some of the visualization tools allow the user to export a static image.

Sending out the URL of the current tool(s) and corpus can be helpful for bookmarking or for offering work to associates (email, Twitter, and so forth.). Albeit no assurance is influenced that he corpus to will be held uncertainly, it won’t likely be wiped out on the off chance that it has been gotten to in the previous two weeks.

Sending out a code bit is like inserting a YouTube cut: you reorder the code bit into your own particular substance, for example, an electronic article or blog. Instead of sending writings to Voyeur Tools you’re bringing instruments into your writings and enabling your perusers to analysis and play with the expository usefulness. The apparatus is live in its implanted frame, which implies that the client can change parameters (locally) or produce new windows with various instruments. It is significant that some Content Management Systems like WordPress may not permit iframe labels to be utilized as a part of blog entries without tweaking managerial settings.

Voyeur Tools give an extensive variety of usefulness for breaking down and envisioning writings, yet there might be situations where it’s desirable over do additionally work in an alternate application. Voyeur enables you to send out information in different configurations, contingent upon the kind of hardware being utilized. Bolstered send out arrangements incorporate plain content, comma-isolated esteems, XML, and static pictures.

At last, Voyeur Tools additionally proposes bibliographic sections for refering to the tool(s) that you have utilized – doing as such helps spread the news about Voyeur Tools which thus legitimizes kept financing to build up the undertaking.

Last Remarks

Voyeur Tools does a considerable measure, however there are impediments and bugs. Despite the fact that the hidden framework has been intended to help extensive scale content investigation, the present server foundation has execution and unwavering quality issues. On the off chance that you have a go at stacking a corpus into Voyeur and it doesn’t appear to react after about a moment, take a stab at stacking a littler corpus (or get in touch with us to help stack the corpus for you). Thus, a few of the instruments are in moderately early improvement, and it’s best to see comes about with caution and to expect issues. If it’s not too much trouble let us know whether you do experience challenges as that will enable us to enhance the devices!

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