TAACO: Tool for the Automatic analysis of Cohesion
TAACO is an easy to use tool that calculates 150 indices of both local and global cohesion, including a number of type-token ratio indices (including specific parts of speech, lemmas, bigrams, trigrams and more), adjacent overlap indices (at both the sentence and paragraph level), and connectives indices.
TAACO takes plain text files as input (it will process all plain text files in a particular folder) and produces a comma separated values (.csv) spreadsheet that is easily read by any spreadsheet software.
Please use the following citations when referencing TAACO:
Crossley, S. A., Kyle, K., & Dascalu, M. (2019). The Tool for the Automatic Analysis of Cohesion 2.0: Integrating Semantic Similarity and Text Overlap. Behavioral Research Methods 51(1), pp. 14-27. doi: https://doi.org/10.3758/s13428-018-1142-4 [article]
Crossley, S. A., Kyle, K., & McNamara, D. S. (2016). The tool for the automatic analysis of text cohesion (TAACO): Automatic assessment of local, global, and text cohesion. Behavior Research Methods 48(4), pp. 1227-1237. doi:10.3758/s13428-015-0651-7 article
Most Recent Version: TAACO 2.0.4 (released 5-7-2018)
TAACO 2.0.4 User Manual
TAACO 2.0.4 Index Description Spreadsheet
TAACO 2.0.4 for Mac
TAACO 2.0.4 for Windows (7, 8, & 10; 64-bit)
TAACO 2.0.4 for Python 2.7 (Windows, Mac, Linux)
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TAACO is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
TAACO 1.5.2 (released 7-16-2017)
TAACO 1.5 User Manual (7-16-2017)
TAACO 1.5 Index Description Spreadsheet (7-16-2017)
TAACO 1.5.2 for Mac
TAACO 1.5.2 for Windows (7, 8, & 10; 64-bit)
TAACO 1.5.2 for Linux Ubuntu (64-bit)
TAACO 1.5.2 for Python 2.7
TAACO 1.0 User Guide (Windows, Mac)
TAACO 1.0 Index Description Spreadsheet (updated 8-31-16)
TAACO 1.0 for Mac
TAACO 1.0 for Windows
Studies that have used TAACO
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