Once Upon a Text: an ANT Tale in Text Analysis

VENTURINI, Tommaso et GUIDO, Daniele. Once Upon a Text  : an ANT Tale in Text Analysis. Sociologica. 2013, vol forthcomin.


ANTA or Actor-­‐Network Analyzer is a simple piece of software developed at Sciences Po médialab to offer social researchers a simple text-­‐analysis tool attuned with the theoretical tenets of actor-­‐network theory. Striving to make actor-­‐network theory compatible with modern text-­‐analysis, we have learned much about both. In this paper we’ll discuss our adventure in ANT and text-­‐analysis while describing the basic functions of ANTA and providing examples of its usage.