ERIC Number: ED108631
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-May-26
Reference Count: N/A
Design Document: Content Module; L.A.P. Version I.
Porch, Ann; Lang, Pat
A series of computer programs and routines designed to assist researchers in the analysis of language usage was developed by the Southwest Regional Laboratory (SWRL). This document is one of a series that describes design specifications for the individual modules which comprise the Language Analysis Package (LAP). The Content Module functions as a semantic content analysis module by allowing the user to construct any number of dictionary files using phrases and/or single words. Each dictionary file will represent a set of user-defined semantic categories. The program will "score" the input text by matching it against the dictionary and it will give the user the total number of different categories a particular word or phrase falls into, as well as the categories into which it falls. Program characteristics, data file specifications, and computer file layout are provided. (Author/DGC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.