evoText: A new tool for analyzing the biological sciences

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Charles H. Pence
Université Catholique de Louvain
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We introduce here evoText, a new tool for automated analysis of the literature in the biological sciences. evoText contains a database of hundreds of thousands of journal articles and an array of analysis tools for generating quantitative data on the nature and history of life science, especially ecology and evolutionary biology. This article describes the features of evoText, presents a variety of examples of the kinds of analyses that evoText can run, and offers a brief tutorial describing how to use it.
Keywords Text analysis  Digital humanities  Software  Philosophy of science  Philosophy of biology  History of science  History of biology  Biology
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DOI 10.1016/j.shpsc.2016.04.003
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