More often seen as a tool for the social sciences, NVivo from QSRI<> has some respectable text manipulation capabilities (stemming, counting, proximity, clouds, etc.), and since it is an established tool in certain disciplines, it's either cheap or free on lots of campuses, via institutional licensing.  And they have free trials as well.


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From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Pottinger, Hardy J.
Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 11:51 AM
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] text mining software

Hi, Eric, I don't have any experience in this field, but I went looking a while ago when the topic came up, and these two links are in my notes for further exploration, if the topic ever comes around again:

May they serve you well.


HARDY POTTINGER <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> University of Missouri Library Systems

"A child who does not play is not a child, but the man who doesn't play has lost forever the child who lived in him and who he will miss terribly."

--Pablo Neruda

On 8/27/13 10:24 AM, "Eric Lease Morgan" <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:

>What sorts of text mining software do y'all support / use in your



>We here in the Hesburgh Libraries at the University of Notre Dame have

>all but opened a place called the Center For Digital Scholarship. We

>are / will be providing a number of different services to a number of

>different audiences. These services include but are not necessarily

>limited exactly to:


> * data management consultation

> * data analysis and visualization

> * geographic information systems support

> * text mining investigations

> * referrals to other "centers" across campus


>I am expected to support the text mining investigations. I have

>traditionally used open source tools do to my work. Many of these tools

>require some sort of programming in order to exploit. To some degree I

>am expected mount text mining software on our local Windows and

>Macintosh computers here in our Center. I am familiar with the lists of

>tools available at Bamboo as well as [0, 1] TAPoRware is

>good too, but a bit long in the tooth. [2]


>Do you know of other sets of tools to choose from? Are you familiar

>with SAS(r) Text Analytics, STATISTICA Data Miner, or RapidMiner? [3, 4,



>[0] Bamboo Dirt - [1] -


>[2] TAPoRware - [3] Text Analytics -


>[4] Data Miner -


>[5] RapidMiner -



>Eric Lease Morgan, Digital Initiatives Librarian Hesburgh Libraries

>University of Notre Dame