Has anyone had any experience using CodeRead?by mrdurtal (Scribe)
|on Jan 28, 2012 at 03:48 UTC||Need Help??|
mrdurtal has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I have found an interesting set of software tools written in Perl around 2001 by Andrew J. Perrin, a sociologist.
Before I get stuck into seeing what it can do and how, I thought I might ask if any PM has had experience using the software or knows of someone who has.
Perrin's article in Social Science Computer Review (The CodeRead System: Using Natural Language Processing to Automate Coding of Qualitative Data, 2001, 19:213-220) states the following:
This article suggests the use of some elementary techniques from the field of statistical natural language processing to partially automate the process of coding large quantities of free-form textual data. The article presents CodeRead, a set of tools that implement these techniques. The system's principal innovation is its ability to generate coding rules from a precoded sample of text. This capacity allows for the analysis of much longer textual data than was previously practical. It also insures that the rules used for coding such data are specific and uniformly applied.
Further info here: http://perrin.socsci.unc.edu/CodeRead/
There is evidence that the author has used his software for research purposes as recently as 2010.
A Super Search has produced nothing for "CodeRead". Thanks.
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