Interface of the Hamlet II software

By Avishek Majumder and Priya Chetty on July 13, 2018

As mentioned in the article for Focus Group Interviews, Hamlet II helps in quantitative analysis of text. It helps assess the joint occurrences or recurrence of word frequencies in a vocabulary list or in content.

Components of the software

Hamlet II has 15 different textual based analyses. The image below shows the interface of the software.

Hamlet II interface
Hamlet II interface

The image above shows the description of the interface of the Hamlet II software. The blank white space in the software will display the contents of the document imported. This content is visible only when a file is imported in the software.

To import a file in Hamlet II:

  1. Click on ‘File’.
  2. Click on ‘Open’.
  3. Choose the file to be imported.
Basic components of Hamlet II
How to import a file in Hamlet II

The quick tool/ taskbar comprises of all the major textual analyses, comprising of the word list, KWIC, MDPREF, MINISSA, MRSCAL, INDSCAL, and PINDIS. However, the file extension for these analyses differs from each other and needs stepwise analyses.

Quick toolbar and options

Description of quick tool bar
Description of quick toolbar

The icons numbered 1 to 31 in the above image represent the following for imported text:

  1. Save
  2. Print
  3. Find any word in the text list/content
  4. Undo
  5. Cut
  6. Copy
  7. Paste
  8. Highlight text
  9. Bold
  10. Italic
  11. Joint frequency analysis
  12. Edit search list
  13. Comparative analysis of text
  14. LDA test
  15. Singular value decomposition
  16. Text profiling
  17. Word list analysis/ word frequency analysis
  18. Compare word lists
  19. Comparative vocabulary analysis
  20. Keyword in context analysis
  21. Multidimensional tests
  22. Correspondence analysis (for word and category associations0
  23. Clustering (text/ symbols)
  24. MDS diagnostics
  25. PNDIS with MDS
  26. PNDIS
  28. Graphing INDSCAL
  29. Graphing multidimensional assessments
  30. Subject space of multidimensional assessment
  31. Help

Thus, Hamlet II comprises of simple as well as advanced tests for textual data analyses.

Main toolbar and other tasks

Description of the main tool bar
Description of the main toolbar

As the image above shows, clicking on ‘Hamlet’ on task bar will open up a new dialog box that allows joint textual frequency tests.

Clicking on ‘MDS’ (multidimensional scaling) will display a detailed list of all the analyses that can be performed in Hamlet II.

Description of the main toolbar
Description of the main toolbar

Clicking on ‘LDA’ (Latent Dirichlet Allocation) will display the files enable creation and editing of a stop list for reading the texts selected or opening an existing stop list file.

On the other hand, 6th is for Singular Value Decomposition whereby allows matrix analysis of profiles of documents or context units by word. 7th, however, presents correspondence analysis and the tasks applicable listed in the drop-down menu, 8th helps in cluster analysis and its other tools, 9th for tools, the most important helps in frequency analysis, 10th helps in setting language identification along with the list of all the languages that’s detectable by the Hamlet Software II. Furthermore, The help and home page button or option are present just beside the language tool.

The interface of Hamlet II comprises of many advanced analyses possibilities for textual data. The Hamlet, however, is also responsible for graphical analyses of the textual data. The next will cover modes of the collection of data and other technical information.

Collection of data and data file extensions in Hamlet II
Avishek Majumder