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    Text Analyzing Tool

    What is this text analyzing tool? What is it used for? Can anyone explain more about that?

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    Re: Text Analyzing Tool

    It breaks texts down into certain statistical categories, showing how complex the text is in terms of vocabulary and allowing you to compare your writing with texts of similar subjects, etc.
    Last edited by Red5; 15-Aug-2006 at 16:54. Reason: Typo

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    Re: Text Analyzing Tool

    hi,
    We first have to clarify something. There are to important tools that resemble to each other but they are different: analysis and interpretation of a text. The difference is the following:a) analysis - the proces of studying or examining something in detail in order to understand it or explain it
    b)interpretation - to translate what someone is saying; an explanation of the meaning of something

    A good way to understand text analysis is to look at the tradition of concordancing from which it evolved. A concordance is a standard study tool where one can look up a word and find references to all the passages in the target work where that word occurs. They are alphabetically-sorted lists of the vocabulary of a text. Occurrences of each word appear under a headword, each one surrounded by enough context to make out the meaning, and each one identified by a citation to the text that gives its location in the original.

    good bye, madox

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