Crawdad Desktop 2.0 Text Analysis Software
NOW ONLY $95 FOR ACADEMICS
you’re a researcher doing qualitative data analysis, you’ll want Crawdad
Desktop 2.0 on your desktop. Crawdad Desktop 2.0 is content analysis
software that is easy to use, powerful, and supports sophisticated
modeling. Crawdad Desktop 2.0 is for researchers who wish to
bring their content analyses to the next level (read our Press Release here).
Desktop 2.0 embeds a superior model of textual content. Crawdad Desktop
2.0 is based on the patented technology Centering Resonance Analysis,
or CRA. Whereas other methods equate word frequency with word
importance, CRA is based on linguistic theory concerning how people
create coherence in their communication. CRA uses natural language
processing to create a network model of text. Word influence is
calculated based on the structural position of the word within the CRA
Network (graphic below shows President Bush's Inaugural Speech of
transcripts, customer and employee comments, news articles, press releases,
annual reports, emails streams, web sites, and journal articles are
examples of texts that can be analyzed with Crawdad Desktop 2.0.
To purchase Crawdad 2.0, send an email to info_@_crawdadtech.com (remove the underscores before sending).
Crawdad Desktop 2.0?
Crawdad Desktop 2.0 creates “clean” data for research purposes. Because
CRA is a manifest, computerized method, it has complete reliability.
Natural language processing ensures that unimportant words (like
prepositions) are not included in the analysis. Word influence values
are statistically more sensitive than word frequency values, enabling
more precise secondary statistical analyses.
has been shown to accurately represent the “collective mind”. Research
shows that CRA Networks correspond to the average concept map produced
by a group of people who have read the text.
Desktop 2.0 provides you with powerful analytical modules. These
functions allow you to browse and visualize individual texts, compare
two texts, cluster a population of texts, perform a full-text search,
and develop ontological themes. Additionally, you can easily export
word influence values and perform statistical analyses such as
regression, ANOVA, and time series analysis in your favorite
statistical package. Word influence values can also be used to score a
Crawdad Desktop 2.0 saves you time. Crawdad can facilitate cutting down
your coding time by 80-95%. Crawdad Desktop 2.0 requires no training
sets or ontology to work--just point at the texts and go.
OS: Windows 2000 or XP
Pentium-class processor with a minimum of 512 MB of RAM.
Academic license: $95 annual license fee per seat. Multi-seat discounts available.
Free technical support; analytical support available by fee.
Desktop 2.0 Features
A powerful natural language processing engine which creates a network
model of your text. Generator can process up to 10,000 pages of text
Automatically draws concept maps of your texts. Visualizer drastically
reduce the amount of time it takes you to comprehend large collections
Highlights keywords in the original text.
Uses one text as a query to search for other similar texts. Search
results are rank ordered on a continuous scale. Finder escapes the
limitations of keyword-based search and allows you to specify a whole
text as a target criterion.
Finds common and unique portions between two texts. Find changes
between documents and assesses their importance in the overall
structure. Cut through “boilerplate” in documents like yearly annual
reports to identify important substantive changes.
Automatically sorts texts into clusters based on similarity of content.
Classifier provides a versatile interactive modeling window so you can
search the entire solution space, and generate concept maps of each
Exports keyword metrics for further secondary analysis. Crawdad Desktop
2.0 now includes a factor analysis option that can be used to extract
ontological word themes.