ERIC Number: ED352405
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Main Principles for Perspective Text Analysis via the PC-system PERTEX. No. 41.
This document describes how the main principles of Perspective Text Analysis are implemented in the PC-system PERTEX, concentrating on the main steps of the analysis. The analysis starts with normal text and ends in a topological representation of the mentality that the text presents. The text material is processed in the following main steps: (1) coding of function words by means of a special dictionary; (2) design and coding of blocks according to the AaO (Agent-verb-Objective) paradigm; (3) supplementation of A- and O-dummies; (4) generation of A/O matrices; (5) cluster analysis based on generated matrices; and (6) topological presentation of outcomes. PERTEX gives an integration of all the steps in the analysis, and the user is offered numerous comprehensive functions for automatic coding and control of syntax. By a multilingual design, PERTEX can operate on texts in different languages. The user can select different menu-languages for the interaction with PERTEX. The technical output of the system is illustrated in the appendix with the complete 17-page printout from analysis of a classic text. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lund Univ. (Sweden). Cognitive Science Research.