June 7, 2017


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WordStat is a flexible and easy-to-use text analysis software – whether you need text mining tools for fast extraction of themes and trends, or careful and precise measurement with state-of-the-art quantitative content analysis tools. WordStat‘s seamless integration with SimStat – our statistical data analysis tool – QDA Miner – our qualitative data analysis software – and Stata – the comprensive statistical software from StataCorp, gives you unprecedented flexibility for analyzing text and relating its content to structured information, including numerical and categorical data.

What it is used for?

WordStat can be used by anyone who needs to quickly extract and analyze information from large amounts of documents. Our content analysis and text mining software is used for:

  • Content analysis of open-ended responses, interview or focus group transcripts
  • Business intelligence and competitive web sites analysis
  • Information extraction and knowledge discovery from incident reports, customer complaints
  • Content analysis of news coverage or scientific literature
  • Automatic tagging and classification of documents
  • Fraud detection, authorship attribution, patent analysis
  • Taxonomy development and validation


Content Analysis Tools Powerful CONTENT ANALYSIS AND TEXT MINING SOFTWARE for handling large amounts of unstructured information. WordStat can process up to 20 million words per minute and identify all references to user-defined concepts using categorization dictionaries.
Text Mining and Visualization Tools Integrated EXPLORATORY TEXT MINING AND VISUALIZATION TOOLS such as clustering, multidimensional scaling, proximity plots, and more, to quickly extract themes and automatically identify patterns.
Unstructured text with structured data RELATES UNSTRUCTURED TEXT WITH STRUCTURED DATA such as dates, numbers or categorical data for identifying temporal trends or differences between subgroups or for assessing relationship with ratings or other kinds of categorical or numerical data.
hierarchical content analysis dictionaries Use existing or create your own HIERARCHICAL CONTENT ANALYSIS DICTIONARIES OR TAXONOMIES composed of words, word patterns, phrases as well as proximity rules (such as NEAR, AFTER, BEFORE) for achieving precise measurement of concepts.
Computer assistance for dictionary building Truly unique COMPUTER ASSISTANCE FOR DICTIONARY BUILDING with tools for extracting common phrases and technical terms and for quickly identifying in your text collection, misspellings, synonyms, antonyms and related words.
keyword-in-context and keyword retrieval tools One click access to KEYWORD-IN-CONTEXT AND KEYWORD RETRIEVAL TOOLS for easy identification and coding of relevant text segments, validation of content analysis dictionaries, word-sense disambiguation or for drilling down to the source documents.
qualitative coding tool Seamless integration with a state of the art QUALITATIVE CODING TOOL (QDA Miner), allows more precise exploration of data or more in-depth analysis of specific documents or extracted text segments when needed.
Machine Learning for automatic document classification MACHINE LEARNING FOR AUTOMATIC DOCUMENT CLASSIFICATION using Naive Bayes and K-Nearest Neighbours algorithms with automatic features selection and validation tools. Classification models may then be saved on disk and reapplied on new data.
Importation and exportation of database Easy IMPORTATION of databases, spreadsheets and documents (including PDF and HTML)  as well as EXPORTATION of text analysis results to common industry file formats (Excel, SPSS, ASCII, HTML, XML, MS Word) and graphs (PNG, BMP and JPEG).
WordStat-GIS-Viewer-2 GIS MAPPING module to create interactive plots of data points, THEMATIC MAPS, and HEATMAPS, along with a GEOCODING web service for transforming location names, postal codes and IP addresses into latitude and longitudes.


Stata is a complete, integrated statistical software package created by StataCorp LP (www.stata.com). It provides a wide range of statistical analysis, data management, and graphics. Released in June 2013, version 13 added many new features, including a long string data type allowing one to store along with numerical and categorical data, documents up to 2 billion characters. One could thus create a statistical database with journal abstracts, news transcripts, patents, incident reports, customer feedbacks, interviews and so on.

WordStat for Stata was created to allow Stata users running under Windows, to apply text analytics techniques on any string variables stored in a Stata data file. WordStat combines natural language processing, content analysis and statistical techniques to quickly extract topics, patterns and relationships in large amount of text. It can process millions of words in seconds and compare extracted themes across any other numerical, categorical or date variables in the Stata file.

WordStat for Stata este un produs al Provalis research dedicat utilizatorilor de Stata. Toate informatiile legate de WordStat for Stata le gasiti aici.


NEW in QDA 5: QDA Miner 5 is full of exciting new features and improvements. Here are some of the new applications that will help researchers and businesses keep abreast of the latest trends and give them faster access to the waves a new data being created every day. (mai multe informatii) Version 5.0 gives you new ways to access and analyze unstructured data. You can easily import web surveys, social media, email providers and reference management tools. The new GIS mapping tool allows you to relate geographic information in unstructured data, create maps and other graphic displays to enrich your analysis and presentations.
QDA Miner is an easy-to-use qualitative data analysis software package for coding, annotating, retrieving and analyzing small and large collections of documents and images. QDA Miner qualitative data analysis tool may be used to analyze interview or focus group transcripts, legal documents, journal articles, speeches, even entire books, as well as drawings, photographs, paintings, and other types of visual documents. Its seamless integration with SimStat, a statistical data analysis tool, and WordStat, a quantitative content analysis and text mining module, gives you unprecedented flexibility for analyzing text and relating its content to structured information including numerical and categorical data.

Who uses QDA Miner?

QDA Miner qualitative data analysis software can be used by anyone who needs to code text or pictures, annotate, search, explore and extract information from small or large collections of documents and images, including:

  • Researchers in social sciences, medicine, and psychology
  • Sociologists, political scientists and ethnographers
  • Business intelligence analysts, market researchers, pollsters, and CRM professionals
  • Crime analysts, fraud detection experts, lawyers, and paralegal professionals
  • Journalists, historians and research assistants
  • Document management specialists and librarians


Main Qualitative Data Analysis Screen Intuitive ON-SCREEN CODING AND ANNOTATION OF TEXTS AND IMAGES with features offering greater flexibility and ease-of-use, such as code splitting, merging, easy resizing of coded segments, interactive code searching and replacement or virtual grouping.
Qualitative Analysis of Images Flexible MEMOING AND HYPERLINKING features to annotate documents and images and connect various pieces of qualitative evidence by creating links to other coded segments, cases, documents, files, or web sites.
Geotagging and Time-Tagging Advanced GEOTAGGING AND TIME-TAGGING tools to associate geographic and time coordinates to text segments or graphic areas, retrieve coded data based on time or location and plot events in space and time, create dynamic maps and interactive timelines.
Computer Assistance for Qualitative Coding Unique COMPUTER ASSISTANCE FOR CODING  with more than seven text search tools including keyword search, section retrieval, a powerful query-by-example search tool that learns from the user, and a unique cluster extraction and coding tool.
qualitative coding retrieval tools Flexible CODING RETRIEVAL TOOLS for extracting coded segments associated with specific codes or code patterns and identifying coding co-occurrences, coding sequences and assessing relationships between coding and numerical or categorical properties.
GIS Mapping in QDA Software INTEGRATED GEOCODING to transform references to cities, states, provinces, countries, postal codes, and IP addresses into geographical coordinates. The GISViewer mapping module allows you to create data point maps, distribution maps and heat maps.
Import directly surveys, social media and reference manager tools IMPORT DIRECTLY from web surveys platforms, social media, major email providers, and reference manager tools
Multidimensional scaling of qualitative coding Integrated STATISTICAL AND VISUALIZATION tools, such as clustering, multidimensional scaling, heatmaps, correspondence analysis and sequence analysis, allow one to quickly identify patterns and trends, explore data, describe,  compare and test hypotheses.
inter-raters agreement Unprecedented TEAMWORK SUPPORT with flexible multi-user settings, a powerful merge feature for bringing together coding, annotations, reports, and log entries of multiple coders as well as an INTER-RATERS AGREEMENT assessment module for assessing coding reliability.
Report Manager A unique REPORT MANAGER tool allows to store queries and analysis results, tables, graphs, research notes and quotes in a single location. Its outliner design is ideal for organizing findings and interpretations, assisting qualitative researchers in the report-writing process.
Command log for audit trail A powerful COMMAND LOG keeps track of every project access, coding operation, transformation, query, and analysis performed. It may be used to document the qualitative analysis process and supervising teamwork. It represents a detailed audit trail that helps ensure the transparency of the qualitative research process and enhances its credibility.


Provalis Research is holding a three-day training workshop for QDA Miner 5 and WordStat 7 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The training will be held from August 16th to August 18, 2017 at the Provalis Research head office: 1255 Robert Bourassa Street, Suite 1604, Montreal, QC H3B 3X3, Canada. Read more


NOU: QDA Miner 5 de la Provalis Research

A apărut vrsiunea 5 a puternicului soft de analiză calitativă și data/text-mining QDA Miner. CE ESTE NOU? Version 5.0 gives you new ways to access and analyze unstructured data. You can easily import web surveys, social media, email providers and reference management tools. The new GIS mapping tool allows you to relate geographic information in Read more about NOU: QDA Miner 5 de la Provalis Research[…]