Paper: InfoMagnets: Making Sense Of Corpus Data

ACL ID N06-4001
Title InfoMagnets: Making Sense Of Corpus Data
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session System Demonstration
Year 2006

We introduce a new interactive corpus exploration tool called InfoMagnets. In- foMagnets aims at making exploratory corpus analysis accessible to researchers who are not experts in text mining. As evidence of its usefulness and usability, it has been used successfully in a research context to uncover relationships between language and behavioral patterns in two distinct domains: tutorial dialogue (Kumar et al. , submitted) and on-line communities (Arguello et al. , 2006). As an educational tool, it has been used as part of a unit on protocol analysis in an Educational Research Methods course.