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Project TitleTACIT: An Open-Source Text Analysis, Crawling and Interpretation Tool
Track Code2016-020
Short Description
TagsText-analysis, interpretation tool, crawling, automated text collection, psychological research
Posted DateAug 7, 2017 4:12 PM

Market Opportunity

Text analysis has become increasingly important for psychological research. Measuring psychological and demographic properties using computational text analysis is becoming the norm. Although several limited-method tools are readily available or are part of statistical packages, a unified-open source architecture for gathering, managing, and analyzing text does not exist.

USC Solution

USC researchers have developed an open-source plugin platform that allows the architecture to easily adapt to today’s rapid developments in text analysis.

Value Proposition

  • Easily adapts to new developments
  • Automated text collection
  • Analyze effortlessly


  • Text analysis
  • Psychological research

Stage of Development

  • Experimentally validated
  • Available for exclusive and non-exclusive license

Intellectual Property

Contact Information

Taylor Phillips, Licensing Associate

USC Stevens Center for Innovation

(213) 821-0943



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