Abstract

Structural analysis is a text analysis technique that helps uncovering the association and opposition relationships between the terms of a text. It is used in particular in the field of humanities and social sciences. This technique is usually applied by hand with pen and paper as support. However, as any combination of words in the raw text may be considered as an association or opposition relationship, applying the technique by hand in a readable way can quickly prove overwhelming for the analyst. In this paper, we propose Evoq, an application that provides support to structural analysts in their work. Furthermore, we present interactive visualizations representing the relationships between terms. These visualizations help create alternative representations of text, as advocated by structural analysts. We conducted two usability evaluations that showed great potential for Evoq as a structural analysis support tool and for the use of alternative representations of texts in the analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Symposium on Document Engineering
PublisherACM Press
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventThe 18th ACM Symposium on Document Engineering - Halifax, Canada
Duration: 28 Aug 201831 Aug 2018
Conference number: 18
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ConferenceThe 18th ACM Symposium on Document Engineering
Abbreviated titleDocEng
CountryCanada
CityHalifax
Period28/08/1831/08/18
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Keywords

  • Structural Analysis
  • Text Visualization
  • Relationships Visualization
  • Tool Support

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Clarinval, A., Linden, I., Wallemacq, A., & Dumas, B. (2018). Evoq: a Visualization Tool to Support Structural Analysis of Text Documents. In Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Symposium on Document Engineering ACM Press.
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Clarinval, A, Linden, I, Wallemacq, A & Dumas, B 2018, Evoq: a Visualization Tool to Support Structural Analysis of Text Documents. in Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Symposium on Document Engineering. ACM Press, The 18th ACM Symposium on Document Engineering, Halifax, Canada, 28/08/18.

Evoq : a Visualization Tool to Support Structural Analysis of Text Documents. / Clarinval, Antoine; Linden, Isabelle; Wallemacq, Anne; Dumas, Bruno.

Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Symposium on Document Engineering. ACM Press, 2018.

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Clarinval A, Linden I, Wallemacq A, Dumas B. Evoq: a Visualization Tool to Support Structural Analysis of Text Documents. In Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Symposium on Document Engineering. ACM Press. 2018