Hamlet II is an approach to quantitative text-based analytical software. This article reviews the difference between them and Hamlet II. The table below presents various text-based analytical software available commercially.
|CatPac II||Read any text and summarize its main ideas, needs no precoding or vocabulary list allows lemmatization and performs cluster analyses of textual data.||MS Windows|
|Diction||Computer-aided text analysis program for determining the tone of a verbal message reads a variety of text formats, e.g., HTML, docx, txt, pdf, uses predefined dictionaries, and analyses on semantic features.||iOS and MS Windows|
|Leximancer||Java program, analyse the content of collections of textual documents, uses three-level network model an algorithm based in Bayesian statistics to generate concept maps, automatically grouping words, i.e., character strings into suggested clusters of meaning.||Java, Linux, iOS and Windows|
|T-LAB||Flexible and transparent software environments for content analysis and text mining, and allows corpus normalization, multi-word and stop-word detection, segmentation into elementary contexts (i.e. sentences or paragraphs), automatic lemmatization or stemming (see the below table), and key-terms selection.||MS Windows|
|Text Analyst||Analyzing large volumes of textual information, a semantic network of a text completely autonomously, and do not use pre-dictionaries, allow thematic clusters, and also allows navigation, and search of unstructured texts.||MS Windows|
Features of Hamlet II
Some crucial features of Hamlet II are represented in the image below.
Hamlet II versus other text-based analytical software
- The most important difference is that Hamlet II allows a range of statistical models and statistical analyses such as Jaccard coefficient, Sokal’s matching coefficient, and van Eck and Waltman’s proximity or probabilistic affinity index, ignored by other software.
- Moreover, Models such as Procrustean Individual Differences Scaling (PINDIS), Individual Differences Scaling (INDSCAL), Singular Value Decomposition (MDPREF), multidimensional scaling (MRSCAL), MINISSA (Michigan-Nijmegen Integrated Smallest Space Analysis), and Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA), not provided by other software.
- Another difference is that it allows comparative analysis of lists of words. Only some software provides such features.
- Although the Hamlet software II lacks a variety of graphical presentation, there is software that allows advanced and more attractive graphs.
- Unlike other software, the Hamlet II use critical algorithms for statistical analyses of texts.
Hamlet II has many advantages over other text-based analytical software. However, certain limitations pertain to file extensions and usage of pre-defined dictionaries for textual analyses. The next article discusses the interface of the Hamlet II software.