start working with it. But to be honest: you might want to take a look at our tutorial first!
“What about different machines and browsers?” – We’re trying to cover all browsers (Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari, etc.). Check the technical specifications for more detail on this. CATMA works well with all types of machines, but – so far – NOT with tablets. (We’re working on that one, too).
“Are there any costs involved for me?” – No. CATMA is a research project funded by public money. We continuously develop the system further, maintain it and provide help to users as part of the forTEXT project located at the University of Hamburg in Germany.
“Is my data safe? What if your server crashes?” – We’re as neurotic about this as you: in addition to its productive system in Hamburg, CATMA has one full system backup server at the University of Heidelberg and another two data backup servers run by two different commercial providers. In other words, we’re quadruple safe.
“Can I keep local copies of my data?” – Sure. You can export text and markup data to your local machine.
“Are there any limitations in terms of file size, number of concurrent users, etc.?” – In theory: not really. And if we happen to hit such a problem, we try and fix it. However, note that CATMA is NOT a quantitative or statistical text mining tool designed to handle terabytes of data in non-interactive batch mode, such as Twitter streams etc.. Rather, CATMA is an environment that tries to emulate as closely as possible traditional practices in the field of qualitative literary and text studies.
“Do you provide help if something goes wrong?” – That’s part of our mission. Don’t be shy to mail us.