A research infrastructure for the social sciences and humanities

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 is hosted by the LISIS research unit at Gustave Eiffel University, and was launched by French institutes IFRIS and INRAE, receiving their continued support.

Cortext Manager

Cortext Manager dashboard project 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.

You can jump straight to Cortext Manager and create an account, but we strongly suggest taking a look at the Documentation and Tutorials as you start your journey.

Latest journal articles employing our instruments

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Masters Theses


Pan, Ying-Ling

Understanding the message functions in health communication, promotion and pubic engagement on Twitter: An exploratory analysis of the SunSmart campaign Masters Thesis

University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands, 2018.

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Theel, Mandy

Digital Nomadism as an extension of new media work: Travelling between ideology and practice Masters Thesis

University of Amsterdam, 2018.

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Karsgaard, Carrie; Bainotti, Lucia; Nero, Serena Del; Flaim, Giacomo; Hockenhull, Michael; MacDonald, Maggie; Martella, Antonio; Valderrama, Erika; Valerio, Gabriel

Canadian Pipeline Politics: Mapping (visual) discourse in platform spaces Online

(DMI), The Digital Methods Initiative (Ed.): 2018, visited: 02.08.2018.

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Omena, Janna Joceli; Rabello, Elaine; Mintz, André; Sanchez-Querubin, Natalia; Ozkula, Suay; Sued, Gabriela; Elbeyi, Ece; Cicali, Alessandra

Visualising hashtag engagement: imagery of political polarization on Instagram Online

(DMI), The Digital Methods Initiative (Ed.): 2018, visited: 10.07.2018.

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