12.0029 content analysis software; Center for Internet

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Mon, 18 May 1998 23:37:44 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 29.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: Ken Litkowski <ken@clres.com> (21)
Subject: MCCA Content Analysis

[2] From: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk> (19)
Subject: Berkman Center for Internet and Society

Date: Thu, 14 May 1998 22:19:16 -0400
From: Ken Litkowski <ken@clres.com>
Subject: MCCA Content Analysis

We are pleased to announce the availability of MCCA Lite, an
evaluation/demo version of Minnesota Contextual Content Analysis
technique. The technique, which has recently been shown to stand up
quite well in a test of techniques measuring corpus similarilty and
homogeneity (as good as, if not better than, chi-square and Spearman
rank correlation frequency analyses), has now been expanded to handle
multiperson transcripts.

The evaluation/demo version (Windows 95) includes Hamlet, which will be
loaded for analysis when you install the program and start it for the
first time. The software is suitable for other kinds of transcripts, in
addition to plays, such as focus groups, TV and news shows, hearings,
interviews, telephone hot-line interactions, and many more. From
download to results on the screen for Hamlet may take no more than 10 to
15 minutes on a modest Pentium machine.

We invite your reactions and suggestions.

Ken Litkowski                         TEL.: 301-926-5904
CL Research                           EMAIL: ken@clres.com
20239 Lea Pond Place                    
Gaithersburg, MD 20879-1270 USA       Home Page: http://www.clres.com

--[2]------------------------------------------------------------------ Date: Mon, 18 May 1998 22:36:35 +0100 From: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk> Subject: Berkman Center for Internet and Society

Humanists will be interested to know about the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at the School of Law, Harvard University (the one in America, of course). The mission statement is as follows.

"The Center's mission is to explore and understand cyberspace, its development, dynamics, norms, standards, and need or lack thereof for laws and sanctions. We are a research center, an action center. We study law and its complement in norms and values. What we seek to learn is not already recorded. Our method is to build out into cyberspace, record data as we go, self-study and publish. Our mode is entrepreneurial and non-profit. Our goal is to bring knowledge to the world."

Given the unique position of Harvard in the American academic scene, and (as I understand it) of the Law School in particular, this Center begins from a position of considerable strength. Assess it at <http://cyber.harvard.edu/index.html>, and enjoy the animated gif.

WM - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Dr. Willard McCarty, Senior Lecturer, King's College London voice: +44 (0)171 873 2784 fax: +44 (0)171 873 5801 e-mail: Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk <http://www.kcl.ac.uk/humanities/cch/wlm/>

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