Measure the Feel of Language.
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 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.
Some texts can have a large number of words that add to the affective content, without adding meaning. Words like ‘a’, ‘the’, ‘an’, and others can make a text seem to have more meaning than it really does.
There is a list of words The Whissel Dictionary ignores in the software.