A Tool for Quantitative Analysis of Plays
Katharsis is a web-based tool for the quantitative analysis of plays and runs in every modern browser (e.g. Google Chrome). General information
Katharsis reads TEI-formatted plays and calculates metrics for configuration information and speech statistics. Via the web-based tool users can explore visualizations per drama but also for larger drama collections concerning these metrics.
The current corpus is derived from the platform Textgrid and consists of 102 historic German plays.
Katharsis also contains a section for sentiment analysis on a sub-part of the corpus which is currently under developement and only available in German.
The back end functionality of Katharsis is developed in Python and generates structured JSON-files for every entered TEI-formatted play. Users can download the JSON-Files on the search page of Katharsis.
The data is saved via Firebase.
Contact and team
You can contact us if you have any questions or problems:
The following persons participated in the creation of Katharsis: