Lexicoder is a simple multi-platform software package for the automated content analysis of text.

Lexicoder was developed by Lori Young and Stuart Soroka, and programmed by Mark Daku (initially at McGill University, and now at Penn, Michigan, and McGill respectively). Funding for the development of Lexicoder v2.0 was provided by the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, the McGill-Max Bell Foundation, the Donner Canadian Foundation, and the Fonds québécois de recherche sur la société et la culture. The previous version of Lexicoder (v.2.0) ran as a standalone java application, and required a level of patience to use that was beyond most normal people.

The current implementation of Lexicoder is a new implementation of Lexicoder v.2.0. This version was re-written from the ground up, implements a new engine, and is designed to be called from R, Stata, or the Command Line. The learning curve has been severely reduced, and we hope that this tool will become a part of more academic toolkits.

Lexicoder is in beta. It is provided without any warranty or guarantee. Please use at your own risk and always be sure to have a backup of any data you are working with, as some Lexicoder functions alter source files.

To obtain a free copy for academic use only, please visit the official Lexicoder website.

For non-academic or commercial uses, please contact me directly at mark [dot] daku [at] mcgill [dot] ca