I'm an English major temporarily studying at Oxford and I feel my literary/rhetorical analyses and argumentation could use a touch of the 'objectivity,' real or supposed, that computational analysis does readily seem to lend. I know nothing about NLP, and I'm not a linguist. I do, though, have basic knowledge of Ruby, XML, and Python.
That said, I'm looking for software/modules/languages that allow me to
- Input text (well, duh...)
- Gloss/tag/markup (preferably through a context menu as opposed to actual XML-like tags) text so that I can categorize it by rhetorical/literary device, concept, conjugation...
- Summarize, visualize, compare, and export results.
Pipe dream or extant product? Please do let me know.