Instructions and Help Using Text Analysis Resources

Text analysis is a process by which software identifies terms and phrases in written text.  These terms are grouped with other like-terms into categories.

When text analysis is used to analyze written responses to questions, the distribution of and pattern between categories can help us identify common concepts in the written text.

Listed below are step-by-step instructions for using the lexical resources available on this site.  There are also more general instructions for help with the text analysis software. 

If you encounter a specific problem or error, you may want to check the Troubleshooting pages to see if we can offer help or a workaround for the same problem.