This article tells you how to automatically code unstructured text data. It will take you from unstructured verbatim (raw) text responses:
To a state where the verbatims are automatically categorized:
You will need a Text variable in order to perform automatic coding. Text variables are represented by a small a next to the variable in the Data Sets tree:
- From the toolbar, go to Anything > Advanced Analysis > Text Analysis > Automatic Categorization > Unstructured Text.
- In the object inspector, under Inputs > DATA SOURCE > Text variable select the text variable you want to automatically code.
- Under Inputs > CATEGORIES > Number of categories enter a numeric value for the number of categories you would like to end up with. The default is 10.
- To save the categorizations for use in tables and other outputs, select the automatic categorization output on your page and click Inputs > SAVE VARIABLE(S) > Categories from the object inspector.