5.0330 S/W: Mac Text Anal; Historians; Interlinear T/P (3/170)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Thu, 19 Sep 1991 17:33:44 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 5, No. 0330. Thursday, 19 Sep 1991.
Software: Mac Text Analysis; For Historians; DOS Interlinear
Text Processor

(1) Date: Thu, 19 Sep 91 10:49:37 CDT (59 lines)
From: txsil!evan@utafll.uta.edu (Evan Antworth)
Subject: Re: Mac text analysis software

(2) Date: Wed, 18 Sep 91 15:07:48 BST (58 lines)
From: Donald A Spaeth <GKHA13@CMS.GLASGOW.AC.UK>
Subject: Guide to Software for Historians

(3) Date: Wed, 18 Sep 91 12:30:26 CDT (53 lines)
From: txsil!evan@utafll.uta.edu (Evan Antworth)
Subject: Interlinear Text Processor on SIMTEL

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Date: Thu, 19 Sep 91 10:49:37 CDT
From: txsil!evan@utafll.uta.edu (Evan Antworth)
Subject: Re: Mac text analysis software

In a recent posting, Willard McCarty asked for information on
textual analysis software for the Macintosh. Here is some
information on a commercial program called AnyText published by
Linguist's Software of Edmonds, WA.

(Disclaimer: The following is for your information only; it is not an
endorsement or recommendation. I have no connection to Linguist's
Software or to this program, though Linguist's Software does
market one SIL program [which is how I happened to find out about

Evan Antworth


The following is taken directly from promotional material
provided by Linguist's Software.

AnyText is a full proximity Boolean search engine and index
generator. It is a Hypercard-based program that allows you to
create concordances and do fast word searches on ordinary text
files in English, Greek, Russian, Hebrew, Aramaic, and several
other Semitic and Cyrillic languages.

AnyText provides:
Two indexed word lists for fast proximity word searches.
Boolean AND and OR functions for operations between the
two indexed word lists.
Wild card string searches.
Book, chapter, and verse references available for
properly-formatted text files.
Two files of different languages can be open for searching.
Concordances with the key words in context aligned in the
center of the screen.
Full context easily retrieved for any concordance entry.
Creates text files containing complete concordances and word
lists or the partial word list and concordances resulting from
proximity searches.

Includes AnyText, AnyText on-line Help, Hypercard 2.0v2, screen
fonts for Greek, Hebrew, Russian, and phonetics, and User's Manual.

Price: $99.95

Order from:
Linguist's Software
P.O. Box 580
Edmonds, WA 98020

phone (206) 775-1130
fax (206) 771-5911

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Date: Wed, 18 Sep 91 15:07:48 BST
From: Donald A Spaeth <GKHA13@CMS.GLASGOW.AC.UK>
Subject: Guide to Software for Historians

The CTI Centre for History announces the publication of


Compiled by Donald Spaeth

*A Guide to Software for Historians* lists information on over 300
software programs which historians (and to a lesser extent archaeologists
and art historians) can use in their teaching and research. The Guide
was written for lecturers with little computing experience, although
others will also find it useful. Chapters are included on computer-based
learning packages, databases, numerical analysis, text handling and
data. Each chapter begins with an introduction which explains how the
software might be used and what features should be considered when
choosing a product. There is a select bibliography suggesting other
sources of information on computer-based history teaching. The software
listings provide brief descriptions of package features, as well as
technical requirements and UK contact addresses and prices.

The Guide was prepared and is published by the Computers in Teaching
Initiative Centre for History with Archaeology and Art History, one of
twenty national advice centres established by the UK's Computer Board to
give advice to lecturers on how to use computers in their teaching. The
Centre seeks to encourage the use of computers in the teaching of history
and to promote links between research and teaching by serving as a
clearinghouse for information about software and teaching methods. It
serves UK lecturers in history, economic and social history, archaeology,
art history, church history and ancient history.

Publication details:
A Guide to Software for Historians.
Compiled by Donald Spaeth.
Glasgow. Computers in Teaching Initiative Centre for History
with Archaeology and Art History. 1991.
ISBN 0 9517514 0 9 (paperback)

Cost: L8.00 UK, L10 overseas, including postage and packing.

Order from:

University of Glasgow
1 University Gardens
Glasgow G12 8QQ
United Kingdom

Submitted to Humanist by:
Donald Spaeth
Centre Manager
CTI Centre for History
ctich at glasgow.ac.uk
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Date: Wed, 18 Sep 91 12:30:26 CDT
From: txsil!evan@utafll.uta.edu (Evan Antworth)
Subject: Interlinear Text Processor on SIMTEL

I have uploaded the following file to the LINGUISTICS directory on SIMTEL20:

IT11C.ZIP Interlinear Text Processor, version 1.1c

IT ('eye-tee') is a software package for producing annotated
interlinear texts. It performs two main tasks: (1) it maintains the
vertical alignment of the interlinear annotations, and (2) it stores
all word and morpheme annotations in a lexical database thus
enabling semi-automatic glossing. IT supports up to 14 levels of
aligning text annotations and up to 8 different freeform (nonaligning)
annotations. The interlinear text file produced by IT is a plain ASCII
text file that is accessible to other text-processing software. This
version of IT is offered as 'freeware'.

How to get IT

The file IT11C.ZIP is available via anonymous FTP from
WSMR-SIMTEL20.ARMY.MIL []. It is also available from
various mirror sites such as wuarchive.wustl.edu.

SIMTEL20 can also be accessed using LISTSERV commands from BITNET via
(for example, FRMOP11 in France).

If you do not have FTP access to SIMTEL20, files may be ordered by


If your mailer knows domains: listserv@vm1.nodak.edu

Send this command as the only line of the message body:


If you have xxdecode, you may wish to specify XXENCODE instead of
UUENCODE to avoid character translation problems.

Evan Antworth | Internet: evan@sil.org
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