Re: [TaxoCoP] word/phrase extracting/sorting tools [1 Attachment]
I think there's 3 aspects to these tools worth considering:
- Where the text comes from do you have to enter the text manually? Can you just point it at a server? How does it cope with multiple file formats?
- What does it do? Is it just counting? Is there fancy statistical or semantic analysis?
- What form do the outputs take? Stats? Visuals?
The more functionality you want at each step: i. the more processing power you'll need & ii. the less likely the tool is to be free.
Another option is to examine the search logs for frequency of search terms (assuming your organisation has a search tool that people use). In some ways, this is easier than text crunching and may yield better results if you are interested in taxonomy from a UX perspective.