LINGUIST List 26.1013

Fri Feb 20 2015

Software: Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Orange Textable 1.5

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 20-Feb-2015
From: Aris Xanthos <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Orange Textable 1.5
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I am delighted to announce the release of Orange Textable v1.5.

Textable is an open source add-on bringing advanced text-analytical capacities to the Orange Canvas visual programming environment (itself open source). It can be thought of as a construction kit for text analysis: a set of primitive components which can be (visually) arranged to build a variety of text analysis applications.

The project's homepage is , and the (extensive) documentation is hosted at To get a feel of what Textable looks like, an example of how to use it for mining the Humanist List archive is available at .

Textable has been developed by LangTech Sarl on behalf of and in collaboration with the University of Lausanne's department of language and information sciences. It is compatible with Windows and MacOS X. Like Orange Canvas, it is licensed under GNU GPL v3; unlike Orange Canvas, it is Unicode-compliant. It imports raw text data (from keyboard, file, or the internet), possibly with XML markup, and exports recoded texts or result data tables in tab-delimited text format. It is programmed in Python (v2.7) and Orange Canvas offers ways of scripting in that language.

Any kind of feedback would be much appreciated, either by email or, ideally, on the forum (

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

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