Data About Your Own Writing

Are you curious about your use of words and phrases in your writing? If so, you can play around with the text analysis tools at Voyant Tools.  You can paste in the text of a paper, or upload or link to it, and Voyant will produce data about the frequency and location of words and phrases, presenting it in text and graph forms.

It looks like this:

It would be interesting to hear from philosophers and other writers who’ve used tools like this in their own work, or to improve their writing.

(via Barry Lam)

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