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Forms of computerized content analysis


  • Precusor to content analysis: information retrieval
    • Creating textual databases
    • Retrieving information by search commands
    • Examples:
      • search on the internet
      • Library's NUcat
  • Primitive content analysis
    • Word frequency counts
      • Without a dictionary or thesaurus
      • With a thesaurus, e.g., "democracy" (democrat, democrats, popular, freedom, etc.)
    • Reviewing key words in context
  • Smarter content analysis
    • Analyzing style or structure
    • Searching for relationships