Welcome to CATMA

CATMA (Computer Aided Textual Markup and Analysis) is an open source software with a focus on textual markup and analysis. CATMA is a practical and intuitive tool for literary scholars, students and other parties with an interest in literary research. CATMA 2.01 is a JAVA based beta version and is available on this site for download. CATMA 3.0 will eventually be implemented as a web service that can also be plugged into other existing frameworks.

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Inspired by the well known program “Usebase” (from the TACT suite, a DOS based tool set developed at Toronto University) it provides a variety of tagging and analyzing functionalities contained in its two components: the Tagger and the Analyzer.

CATMA places a strong emphasis on usability and is designed for users with little experience in digital text analysis.

CATMA key features

a visual interface to mark up and analyze texts

the ability to define analyses by the use of a basic query language

a set of predefined statistical and non-statistical analytical functions

a GUI that reflects the logical steps in a textual analysis workflow

a log and status component displaying the system processes

keyboard shortcuts and tooltips for better usability

CATMA supports collaborative efforts by adhering to relevant standards (XML, TEI) and producing reusable output.

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Last update: Wednesday, January 27, 2010