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July 22, 2013 / carlispina

Analyze Text On The Go With Textal

Textal LogoRecently analyzing texts has become much more popular. This analysis can lead to all sorts of interesting results from word clouds, to frequents statistics to finding hidden similarities between texts. And now, you can do this sort of analysis on the go with the new Textal mobile app.

Textal ScreenshotThis free app, which is available for iPhone and iPad, allows you to run an analysis on websites, Twitter searches, imported text or any of the one hundred full text books that are provided in the app. You can set the font, language and theme of the word cloud that is output. After the text is analyzed, the app provides a word cloud of the most frequently occurring words (you can choose how many to display from 50, 100, 150, 200 or 250 words). Clicking on any word in the cloud displays statistics for that word, including collocations, number of times it appears in the text, its rank compared to other words in the text and a list of which words it is most commonly paired with in the text. You can also share the finished word cloud and related statistics via Twitter with just two clicks. The app also allows you to browse through existing Textals, including the top ten as well as the top Project Gutenberg books for possible use in Textal clouds. On the Textal website you can also browse through a gallery of word clouds that other users have created using the app. This is a fun app for those who are interested in experimenting with text analysis in an easy-to-use way. It’s definitely worth checking out if you enjoy statistics and the analysis of language.

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