Here are two hands-on tutorials that show you how to work with CATMA. Both will take you through a series of simple operations and enable you to experience first-hand what CATMA can do for you. We’re also busy compiling some additional information for advanced users—in the meantime please read the Manual for more details.

I. The “Barebones” Tutorial

This tutorial for beginners introduces you to CATMA’s core functionality in five steps. You will work with a guest account that comes with a pre-loaded text as well as pre-defined tags. The tutorial contains a number of hands-on exercises.

Download or open our CATMA “Barebones” Tutorial in a separate browser window and you can do the practical exercises step-by-step. Then click on the CATMA icon displayed here to access the guest account:


II. The “Expert” Tutorial

This more comprehensive 5 steps tutorial introduces you to a number of CATMA-specific additional functionalities, such as the possibility to share texts, tags and annotations and to annotate texts collaboratively. You will also learn how to create your own CATMA account (it’s free of course!).*

Open the “Expert” Tutorial  in a new tab or download it for printout.


III. Information for advanced users

This systematic introduction into some of the more complex functions is currently under development. Explore these if you are an advanced user and want to find out about how to annotate and analyse an entire corpus in CATMA or use NLP-based automated markup-routines.

* Once you have created your own CATMA account you can upload, save and share your source documents as well as your annotations and continue your work anywhere, anytime. Your data is safe: we use triple back-up routines and servers hosted at two German universities, Hamburg and Heidelberg, plus two different commercial providers.