Introduction by OpenMethods volunteer editor (Marinella Testori): Digital humanists looking for tools in order to visualize and analyze texts can rely on ‘Voyant Tools’. Available at https://voyant-tools.org/, the software package has been created by S.Sinclair and G.Rockwell, who are the authors also of Hermeneutica: Computer-assisted Interpretation in the Humanities (http://hermeneuti.ca/), published by MIT Press in 2016 and devoted to the presentation and discussion of the hermeneutics of textual analysis in a computer-aided context.
Online resources are available in order to learn how to use Voyant. See, for example, the following two:
“Using Voyant-Tools to Formulate Research Questions for Textual Data” by Filipa Calado, which can be consulted on GC Digital Fellows at https://digitalfellows.commons.gc.cuny.edu/2018/11/01/using-voyant-tools-to-formulate-research-questions-for-textual-data/
and the tutorial “Investigating texts with Voyant” by Miriam Posner, which can be consulted on GitHub at https://github.com/miriamposner/voyant-workshop/blob/master/investigating-texts-with-voyant.md
The contribution by Calado offers an overview of Voyant’s features by providing a sample word research conducted on a specific text (Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare), while the tutorial by Posner consists in a step-by-step guide to using Voyant from the upload of a text to its exploration.
Miriam Posner: Investigating texts with Voyant (original date of publication: 10.04.2019)
Filipa Calado: Using Voyant-Tools to Formulate Research Questions for Textual Data (original date of publication: 01.11.2018)