Overview

Text Analysis,Crawling and Interpretation Tool

Text analysis has become increasingly important for psychological research, and measuring psychological and demographic properties using computational text analysis is slowly becoming a field norm.

Though several limited-method tools for text analysis are already available (e.g. LIWC), and some have become part of standard statistical packages (e.g., SPSS Text Analytics), a unified, open-source architecture for gathering, managing and analyzing text does not exist.

The Computational Social Science Lab (CSSL) at the University of Southern California introduces TACIT: An Open-Source Text Analysis, Crawling and Interpretation Tool.

TACIT's plugin architecture has three main components:

TACIT's open-source plugin platform allows the architecture to easily adapt to today's rapid developments in text analysis.


Citation - Dehghani, M., Johnson, K., M., Garten, J., Boghrati, R., Hoover, J., Balasubramanian, V., Singh, A., Shankar, Y., Pulickal, L., Rajkumar, A., and Parmar, N. J. (2016). TACIT: An Open-Source Text Analysis, Crawling and Interpretation Tool. Behavior Research Methods, DOI 10.3758/s13428-016-0722-4.