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On this page you will find a brief overview of the various software tools available in our faculty to support research. The name of the program is also a link to a more detailed description. The symbol * after the name indicates that the program is available free of charge for home use; ** indicates that a limited demo version is available for home use. The symbol S indicates that the program can be purchased on Surfspot for a small price, the symbol I indicates that it is an online application.

AntConc * AntConc is a program that can be used to examine how words behave in texts. Important features of AntConc are making concordances and word frequency lists.
ArcGIS * ArcGIS is a geographic information system (GIS) that can be used to create digital maps, among other things, and link them to database information with a geographic component.
Atlas.ti ** Atlas.ti is a tool for the qualitative analysis of textual, audio and video data.
CLAN * CLAN is a program that can be used to annotate and explore corpora in CHILDES format.
Corex COREX is the CORpus EXploitation software that can be used to explore the Corpus Gesproken Nederlands (CGN).
E-Prime E-Prime is a program that can be used for stimulus response experiments that require precise timing (1 millisecond).
eMargin * I eMargin is a simple online program that can be used to annotate the contents of text files. Although it can be used by one person, it was developed specially for collaborative annotation.
ICECUP ICECUP is a program that can be used to explore the British English section of the International Corpus of English (ICE-GB). This corpus has been fully syntactically analysed.
LIWC LIWC is a text analysis program that calculates the degree to which people use different linguistic and psychological categories of words across a wide array of texts.
Microsoft Access S Microsoft Access is a database program that can be used for the classification and analysis of all kinds of data.
Microsoft Excel S Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program that can be used for the classification and analysis of data in a single table.
Morae Morae is software for usability testing and user experience research. The program saves the user's interaction with the computer (through both keyboard and camera) and assists in the analysis of the data obtained.
NoteTab* NoteTab is a text editor with some useful extra features, such as extended find and replace queries and HTML code removal.
Praat* Praat is a program that can be used to analyse, synthesize and manipulate speech, and to create high-quality images for publications.
Qualtrics * I Qualtrics is an online survey program that provides a safe, simple, but very elaborate environment for the creation of online questionnaires.
R * R is an advanced software environment with a large number of pre-programd statistical functions and graphics modules.
Soundscriber * Soundscriber is a simple program that supports the process of transcribing digitized audio files.
SPSS S SPSS is a program for statistical analysis.
Thesis Tools * I ThesisTools is a simple program for creating and conducting online questionnaires.
Toolbox * Toolbox is a program that can be used to manage and analyse data for linguistic field research.
Transana Transana is a program that supports the transcription and analysis of audio and video material.
Voyant Tools I Voyant Tools is a web-based analysis environment for digital texts in a variety of formats.
Windows Grep * Windows Grep is a program that can be used to search text files using complex search queries.
WordSmith WordSmith is a suite of programs that can be used to examine how words behave in texts. Important components of WordSmith are the concordance program and the word frequency program.
Xaira Xaira is exploration software for text corpora that contain XML annotation. It is the standard program for exploring the British National corpus.
XMLPad * XMLPad is a simple XML editor that can be used to create and edit XML annotations in a text.