DH Tools: Visualization and Text Analysis

January 5, 2014 9:50 pm
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Below is a selection of DH tools and examples of existing projects presented at the DEH workshop in September 2013.


Voyant Tools
An online text analysis program developed by Stéfan Sinclair, ideally suited for “humanities scholars wishing to experiment with text analysis methodologies”.



TAPoR 2.0
A launching point for the discovery and exploration of text analysis and retrieval tools. Provides reviews/recommendations of tools, as well as a platform for discussion.



A free open-source publishing platform allowing the rapid creation of online exhibitions. Aims to be as user-friendly to non-programmers as possible.



An add-on tool for Omeka, allowing the creation of maps, timelines and narrative sequences.


Ben Fry Traces

On the Origin of Species: The Preservation of Favoured Traces
A visualization of the changes between editions of Darwin’s famed work. In creator Ben Fry’s words: “the idea that we can actually see change over time in a person’s thinking is fascinating”.


Temporal Modelling

The Temporal Modelling Project
A project aimed at exploring the subjective nature of temporality through the creation of an interactive tool set for the representation of temporal relations in humanities research.


Timeline JS

Timeline JS
An open source tool for the creation of interaction timelines with multimedia content. Available in 40 languages.


Compiled by Geoffrey Rockwell, Stéfan Sinclair, Renée Sieber, Matt Milner and Susan Brown. Written by Veronica Poplawski

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