10.0642 URLs? text-analysis software?

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Fri, 31 Jan 1997 22:58:28 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 642.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: Carol Anne Germain <CG7781@cnsvax.albany.edu> (16)
From: Matthew Hansen <matthew.hansen@university- (6)
Subject: URL Citations (fwd)

[3] From: pat gudridge <pgudridg@law.miami.edu> (18)
Subject: textual analysis program

Date: Thu, 30 Jan 1997 20:26:26 -0500 (EST)
From: Carol Anne Germain <CG7781@cnsvax.albany.edu>
Subject: URL Citations

I am a student at the State University of New York at
Albany, working on a masters in library science. Currently,
I am gathering information to write my final paper. This
includes articles that are from print journals that contain
reference citations that are Internet links. This includes
http; ftp or gopher sites. I have tried citation indices
but have found that they only list the homepage title rather
than location. Also, I have tried to randomly browse through journals
to find these. It will take me all semester if I keep that up!
So, if anyone comes across any articles with URLs in the reference
section, I would be most grateful if would email them to me.
I will need both the article citation that cites it as well
as the reference citation. My email address is as follows:


Thank you,
Carol Anne Germain

Date: 30 Jan 97 21:39:07 -0500
From: pat gudridge <pgudridg@law.miami.edu>
Subject: textual analysis program

[The following came as a private enquiry, but since I did not know the
answer and one or more of you might, I pass it on. Allow me in passing to
mention another text-analysis program, Tatoe, soon to be demonstrated at
King's London, for which see our Seminar, announced elsewhere in this
evening's Humanist. --WM]

I am a Humanist subscriber, and I very much appreciate your work. At the
moment I am teaching a seminar on computer analysis of legal texts, not so
much because I possess any particular expertise, but because it is clear
that law schools and legal academics need to do more of this work. The
ultimate point of the seminar is to explore ways of bringing to bear
techniques developed in humanities computing in analyzing legal texts,
especially large bodies of material (decades of U.S. Supreme Court
decisions, for example) which -- as such -- usually fall outside the scope
of ordinary forms of legal reading. We will begin work with TACT, for
example, starting next week. I have noticed a few references to a program
called Alceste, apparently of French origin, used for some form of
statistics-driven text analysis. None of these references, however,
provides much information. Would you know of any source I might check?


Thank you.

Pat Gudridge