Background on Text Analysis

What is text analysis? A very short answer.

Word processors have searching tools that allow you to find a word or phrase. Such finding tools can be used as a simple text analysis environment. Your word processor is not, however, suited to searching large texts interactively, nor does it show you the results of a search in a way that can help you understand a text. Computer assisted text analysis environments do three types of things beyond what the "Find" tool of a word processor might do: