The Whissell Dictionary also does word counts.

Dictionary of Affect in Language – The Word Count. The software includes a word count as part of each analysis by default, though you can de-select that option if you want to. The software will also include the number of words used in your text that were not found in the dictionary, though you can […]

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Using the Whissell DAL with translated texts.

Translating Text for Analysis We suggest you use Google Translate to translate your text from other languages into English. Machine translation can be very bad, but usually the errors are limited to grammar. The Whissell dictionary only looks at individual words, so the errors may not affect your analysis. In some cases, you should take […]

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The AA tag for the Whissel DAL.

Using the AA tag to analyze separate sections of the same text. AA Tags are used to separate sections of a text for separate analysis. You add the AA tags at the beginning of each section you’re examining, like this: AA words words words words words words words words words words words words AA words […]

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Whissell DAL Software has a Spell-Checker.

The Dictionary of Affect in Language has a Spell-Checker There is a spell checker to check the spelling of the words in your text. Any misspelled words in your text will not match the words in the dictionary, and will appear in the list of words not found in the Dictionary.  Spell-checking will be easier […]

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Sample texts & their analyses using Whissell Dictionary.

Here are some sample texts and their affective analyses: (TEXT FORMAT) The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe Text | Analysis _____________ ANNE OF GREEN GABLES By Lucy Maud Montgomery (Chapter one) Text | Analysis _____________  PARADISE LOST By John Milton (Excerpt) Text | Analysis _____________ Ten Books on Architecture By Vitruvius (Book I) Text | […]

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Research Using The Whissell Dictionary of Affect in Language.

Research Using The Whissell Dictionary of Affect in Language. Download Technical Manual and User’s Guide. Search PubMed for The Dictionary of Affect in Language. Reyes, A., Rosso, P. and Buscaldi, D., 2012. “From humor recognition to irony detection: The figurative language of social media.” Data & Knowledge Engineering, 74, pp.1-12.  (Link) Gidhe, P. and Ragha, L., […]

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Excluding words from analysis – Whissell Dictionary.

You can tell the software not to analyze certain words. How can you be sure it’s okay to tell the software to ignore a specific word? A simple way to check is to type the word into the text field, and then analyze it by itself.  Before adding a word to the kill list (The […]

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The Whissell Dictionary and Punctuation

The Whissell Dictionary Ignores Some Punctuation. NOTE: The program will never ignore words with apostrophes. Be careful when you make changes to the list of punctuation. These changes can alter your analysis. You can edit it in notepad. There is a list of punctuation The Whissell Dictionary ignores. You can view the list here. FREEWARE […]

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Analyzing two different sections of text – Whissell Dictionary

Using Four-digit Codes to Analyze Different Sections Of The Same Text files. You can compare two poems (for example) in one analysis.  If you paste into one text file, and give each section a different four-digit code.  The four-digit tag lets you analyze words gathered in different contexts, and compare them to each other. You […]

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Making the Whissell Dictionary Ignore Specific Text.

USING THE COLON CHARACTER TO EXCLUDE TEXT If you want the analysis to ignore a line of text, put a colon (:) at the beginning, like this: : Ignore this text. When a line of text begins with a colon, the program will not analyze that line. It also won’t add unknown words from that […]

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