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.