Introduction To Voyant
Introduction to Voyant
This workshop is designed to show you how to use the Voyant text analysis environment. It will run about 120 minutes and this guide is online http://philosophi.ca/pmwiki.php/Main/IntroductionToVoyant
Looking at a text tool
Look at this Word Cloud.
Play with it yourself. Or try this cloud for Shakespeare.
Using an environment of tools
Now lets look at this Voyant Display. This is the default skin that combines a bunch of tools that work together. To use this more complex display you need to understand views that combine tools:
Try playing with the default environment of Voyant with a single text and then with a Shakespeare Corpus. Note the extra panels when you have a collection of texts.
Try your own text
Now you are ready to load your own text into Voyant. Go to http://voyant-tools.org
Voyant gives you a number of ways to index a text for studying it with Voyant:
Things to look at
There are a number of extensions and variants of Voyant that you might want to know about:
The Guide for Voyant is at http://voyant-tools.org/docs/#!/guide/start
The main URL for Voyant Tools is http://voyant-tools.org/, though there are other URLs that can be used:
Or contact Geoffrey Rockwell (email@example.com) or Stéfan Sinclair (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Follow us on Twiter at @VoyantTools
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