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Index, Search and Visualize What's Inside Large Documents Collections with Overview

Overview is a free tool for investigative journalists, researchers, and other curious people to explore large sets of text documents -- anything from PDFs to tweets.…

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Robin Good's curator insight, January 21, 11:04 AM



Overview is a new free tool designed for investigative journalists and researchers interested in finding relevant information within large collections of text documents, from reports to social media tweets.


Overview greatly simplifies the task of analyzing, indexing and visualising large document collections in ways that can allow a journalist to identify relevant patterns and threads across thousands of different documents.


Overview is an open-source document mining system which allows you to upload thousands of documents either in PDF format, via the DocumentCloud or through a CSV spreadsheet file. These documents can be rapidly indexed, sorted and analyzed in order to present an organized visual overview of their contents. 


"Whether you are a journalist starting with thousands of pages of government documents, a reasearcher facing a huge archive, or a social media analyst starting with 100,000 posts, Overview will organize your documents into topics and sub-topics, and then visualize them -- so you can find exactly what you're looking for, instantly count the number of documents in each topic, or tag entire topics for further work."


Free to use. Open-source.


Try it out now: https://www.overviewproject.org/ 


Find out more: https://www.overviewproject.org/help 


Step by step instructions: http://overview.ap.org/blog/2013/11/step-by-step-instructions-for-using-overview/ 


Video overview: http://vimeo.com/71483614 


FAQ: http://overview.ap.org/faq 


The team behind it: http://overview.ap.org/team/ 


Overview is a project of The Associated Press, supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of its Knight News Challenge.


Overview is the result of the work of Jonathan Stray and Jonas Karlsson




HT Kate Herzog 


Stephen Byrne's curator insight, January 26, 5:42 PM

Looks useful but haven't tried it ...

 

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Gephi, an open source graph visualization and manipulation software

Gephi, an open source graph visualization and manipulation software | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

Gephi is an open-source software for visualizing and analyzing large networks graphs. Gephi uses a 3D render engine to display graphs in real-time and speed up the exploration.


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Curate and Publish Searchable Databases with freeDive


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Robin Good's curator insight, January 16, 10:27 AM


freeDive allows anyone to use Google spreadsheets to build searchable databases that can be personalized, curated and published online.


Key features include: 

  • Results are presented in an interactive, sortable table 
  • Wizard walks you through creating a search widget
  • Customize the interface with your filters
  • Embed code to publish anywhere 
  • Open-source



Free to use.



Built by Len De Groot and Scot Hacker





Stephen Dale's curator insight, January 17, 11:28 AM

Looks like a useful - and free to use - resource for the commited data analyst/researcher.