Voyant Tools

Voyant Tools is a web-based text reading and analysis environment. It is a scholarly project that is designed to facilitate reading and interpretive practices for digital humanities students and scholars as well as for the general public (About Voyant Tools).

Each Voyant Corpus below is open for your exploration. They are intended to spur your interpretation of the texts in directions you may not have considered before. Rather than drawing conclusions from Voyant’s analyses, we mean for the tables and charts to drive you back to the source material. Voyant will provide answers to questions beginning with “what” and “how many,” but we hope you will dive back into the stories (and their historical contexts) to explore the “why “and “how” questions that are difficult to answer quantitatively.

The MSSP is indebted to Stéfan Sinclair (McGill University) and Geoffrey Rockwell (University of Alberta) who developed Voyant and released it for free. For more information, visit Voyant’s documentation or pick up a copy of Rockwell and Sinclair’s book, Hermeneutica, from MIT Press.


For basic instructions on how to use Voyant, click here.

MSSP Voyant Corpora

Comparison of West and Mansfield (2017-07-27 04:38)
First-Person Female Perspective (2017-08-01 04:59)
Galsworthy vs. Huxley (2017-08-01 04:44)