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Title: QDA Miner 4.0 and WordStat 6.1 Software Package
URL: http://www.provalisresearch.com

Provalis Research is a Canadian company that specializes in developing and marketing text analytics tools combining qualitative analysis (QDA Miner 4.0) with content analysis and text-mining (WordStat 6.1). It can be used on Windows XP, Windows 7 and Mac. It's a shareware software and we charge by concurrent user. We have 3 categories of prices: Commercial prices,Governmental/NGO’s prices and Academic prices. Here is a summary for single user licenses (perpetual and annual lease): Academic: from $590 to $1165 (lease available at $198 to $388 per year). Governmental/NGOs: from $1295 to $3350 (lease available at $431 to $1116 per year). Commercial: $2195 to $5675 (lease available at $731 to $1891 per year) Provalis Research software products are used by more than 2,000 institutions including: Universities, Governments and NGOs, and Businesses. Document importation: ANSI and Unicode text files, MS Word, WordPerfect, RTF and HTML, PDF. Image file importation: JPG, PNG, BMP, WMF. Data base importation: Excel, Access, Paradox, dBase, SPSS, NVivo, N6, Atlas.ti, Transana, Transcriber, Reference Information System, as well as any other database with ODBC drivers Others: A document conversion wizard can extract records and data from any document files, including XML, Blog entries, Email logs, Lexis-Nexis output, etc. Spell-checking dictionaries are available for a variety of languages. Please see our website for details: http://provalisresearch.com/products/content-analysis-software/wordstat-dictionary/language-dictionaries/ Spell-checking analysis is available in the following languages, however users will need to import a spell-checking dictionary: Arabic, Greek (Ancient and Modern), Hebrew (Ancient and Modern), Hindi, Icelandic, Latin, Romanian, and Swahili. For more information, visit our website www.provalisresearch.com. We can also do a webdemo in order to explain the features of our software.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Provalis Research
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
Greek, Ancient
Greek, Modern
Hebrew, Ancient
Norwegian Bokmål

Format: Electronic
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