At Cortext, our goal is to empower researchers in the social sciences and humanities by promoting advanced qualitative-quantitative mixed methods. Our primary focus is on studies about the dynamics of science, technology and innovation, and about the roles of knowledge and expertise in societies.
We understand the move towards digital humanities and computational methods not as addressing a technological gap for the social sciences, but rather as entailing entirely new assemblages between its disciplines and those of modern statistics and computer sciences. We work to tackle ever more complex research problems and deal with the profusion of new and diverse sources of information without losing sight of the situatedness and reflexivity required of studies of human societies.
Cortext Manager is our current main attraction, a publicly available web service providing data analysis methods curated and developed by our team of researchers and engineers.
You upload a textual corpus in order to analyse its discourse, names, categories, citations, places, dates etc, with methods for science/controversy/issue mapping, distant reading, document clustering, geo-spatial and network visualizations, and more.
Latest journal articles employing our instruments
In: 3. European Network of Indicators Designers Conference: STI Indicators for Policymaking and Strategic Decisions. 2010-03-032010-03-05, Paris, FRA, 2010.
Long trends on twitter: intertemporal clusters combining hashtags and terms on Scientometrics, Altmetrics, Bibliometrics and Science Of Science
Long trends on twitter: inter-temporal clusters combining hashtags and terms, for all tweets on Scientometrics, Altmetrics, Bibliometrics and Science Of Science from Jan. 2017 to dec. 2021, on a semester base. Query used to extract tweets: lang:en (Scientometrics OR “ScienceOfScience” OR “Science Of Science” OR “Altmetrics” OR “altmetric” OR “bibliometrics” OR “bibliometric” OR “citation metrics” […]
Cortext Manager est une application web construite par des chercheurs et par des ingénieurs à destination de chercheurs en sciences humaines et sociales, au plus près des questions portées par les chercheurs qui nous entourent et par notre communauté d’utilisateurs. Cette application web peut produire un grand nombre d’analyses différentes qui ont trait aux champs […]
There are two ways to understand what CorTexT Manager is. The first one is to look at what has been achieved in terms of methods, tools and therefore lines of code. The second one is studied below, by analyzing (here with CorTexT Manager) what academic users have published using… CorTexT Manager. Our study of the […]
It took us more than 10 years to come with CorText Manager version 2 as it is now! Behind the scenes CorText Manager begun with a first version in 2009. More than thirty contributors has worked directly or indirectly on the two versions, year after year. All the ideas, inspirations, all this accumulation of pieces […]
RISIS Training: Thematic and spatial analysis of technologies using CorText Manager and RISIS patent database
One of the best CorText Manager training courses was organized and offered by the RISIS project. Here is the program of this training which lasted 3 days: Monday 08/11/21 14h-16h30: Session 1 Session 1a: Introduction on patent analysis (60’) Introductory lecture session • Welcoming introduction (Philippe Larédo) 5’ • Type of patents documents (Antoine Schoen) […]
CorText organized a series of training workshops on CorText Manager and its methods in January 2021! These workshops were imagined as a staircase with three successive steps : Session 1: Introduction Session 2: Method comparisons Session 3: Research questions and work on user’s corpus For these sessions, the subject chosen for the demonstrations and exercises […]
In March 2020, the LabEx SITES post-doctoral researcher, Ale Abdo, traveled to Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo to organize two trainings on textual analysis and on a new method he developed and integrated at the CorText Infrastructure, as well as to participate in discussions on open and citizen science in Brazil, including the discussion […]
A CorText Manager distance training session in the framework of the nanocellulose project – Grenoble, June 2020
For complementing the RISIS access requested (to Leiden publications DB and RISIS patent DB) by the GAEL laboratory (UMR INRAE, CNRS, UGA, INPG), in the framework of a research project on nanocellulose, the CorText team has provided , in June and July 2020, an advanced training on the use of CorText. After setting up of […]
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