Specialist LSS software in the Student Resource Centre
The following software is available on the PCs in the LSS Student Resource Centre on floor 10 of the North Wing. Support for this software from NX04 is on a ‘best efforts’ basis as we are not expert users, but most of the linked websites include online tutorials.
AntConc – corpus linguistics analysis of written texts. [Free, Win + Mac + Linux]
Basic English Stanford Tagger – assigns parts-of-speech to each word in written texts. [Free, open-source, requires Java 8+]
CHILDES – the Child Language Data Exchange Scheme is not installed, but provides an online resource for sharing and studying children’s conversational interactions.
EXMARaLDA – a system for working with oral corpora (digital audio and video) on a computer. It consists of a transcription and annotation tool (Partitur-Editor), a tool for managing corpora (Corpus-Manager) and a query and analysis tool (EXAKT). [Free, open-source, Win + Mac + Linux]
SketchEngine – a sophisticated commercial lexical analysis tool. Aston students can create a free account, but unfortunately that expires on Brexit in March 2019.
Wordsmith – lexical analysis including concordance and word frequency [Win]. Aston students can request a licence by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org using their aston.ac.uk email address
CatsCradle – website translation software that facilitates the translation of all content without damaging the HTML markup code. This is installed on all the PCs.
memoQ – professional translation software. This is installed on the PCs in NX06 A and B. LSS also has a small number of 1-year licences for installation on personal PCs [Win].
SDL Trados Studio 2017 – professional translation software. This is installed on the PCs in NX06 A and B.
SDL Passolo 2018– professional localization software, used in the software and gaming industries. This is installed on the PCs in NX17.
Data Analysis and Programming
NVivo 11 – professional software used to store, organise, tag, analyse and present qualitative data (text, images, audio, video). NVivo is available to install on personal PCs on request.
R and R Studio – R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. R Studio includes a code editor, debugging & visualization tools. [Free, open-source, Win + Mac + Linux]
Python – a general purpose programming language [Free, open-source, Win + Mac]
Strawberry Perl – a scripting and programming language [Free, Win]
Audio and Video
Audacity – audio recorder and editor. [Free, open-source, Win + Mac + Linux]
Aegisub – add hardsub or softsub subtitles to videos. [Free, open-source, Win + Mac + Linux]
Subtitle Workshop – create softsub subtitles for videos [Free, open-source, Win]
VideoPad – video editor [Win + Mac + iOS + Android]
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