DICTION is a computer-aided text analysis program for determining the tone of a verbal message. DICTION searches a passage for five general features as well as thirty-five sub-features. It can process a variety of English language texts using a 10,000 word corpus and user-created custom dictionaries. DICTION currently runs on Windows® on a PC; a Mac® version is in development.
DICTION produces reports about the texts it processes and also writes the results to numeric files for later statistical analysis. Output includes raw totals, percentages, and standardized scores and, for small input files, extrapolations to a 500-word norm.
- Reads variety of text formats, e.g., html, docx, txt
- Supports custom user-created dictionaries
- Allows xls or cvs output formats for subsequent statistical analysis in SPSS or SAS