Excluding words from analysis – Whissell Dictionary.

Measure the Feel of Language.

Adding your comments to your texts.
Ignoring punctuation
Ignoring words
The AA tag (breaking files into sections)
Using four-digit codes to make discreet analyses
Translating text from other languages for analysis
Words not found in the Whissell dictionary
Word Count
Spell Checker

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 list of excluded words):

1) Make sure the word’s scores are close to the mean.

2) Make sure the word is in the Whissell Dictionary.

 Words like ‘a’, ‘the’, ‘an’, and others can make a text seem to have more meaning than it really does. They can add to the affective content, without adding meaning.

There is a list of words The Whissell Dictionary ignores in the software.