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I have a list of short descriptions of news stories. The format of those description is standard English text and the layout is usually variable (see example below to get a general idea). Right now they are stored in a txt file.

I'd like a program that can organize these short descriptions into topics. The idea is that I could then check a topic and get a list of news stories that are related by subject. I guess one way would be for it to give tags to the short descriptions and then let me be able to browse by the tags. For example:

My text file contains repeated sections like these:

-Description-
"Man dies after car crash on highway"
... possibly more lines, max 400 chars in total ...

For this section the program would return the tags car accident and death.

And then, after I analyzed many descriptions, I could just open the topic "car accident" and get a list of news stories that deal with car accidents.

  • Preference for free tools.
  • OS doesn't matter but preference Windows.
  • Web apps are fine.
  • Data is not sensitive so cloud based stuff is fine.
  • @JanDoggen: It's standard English text stored in a txt file. There is no consistent layout across the description but they are short and simple enough like the example I've shown. Some might be up to 3 sentence long. Probably max 400 characters. – user2997154 Aug 11 '16 at 13:24
  • So the program would know enough English language syntax and meaning to magically assign tags? See my comment under this question (That wouldn't be you, too, would it?) – user416 Aug 11 '16 at 14:53
  • @JanDoggen lol not me. It's more possible than you think. Check what I found after some more research. It's very close to what I need; I'd just need to do some coding to kinda link the tags together. – user2997154 Aug 11 '16 at 15:24

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