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Text Analysis Computing Tools (TACT)

TACT is a text-analysis and retrieval system for MS-DOS that permits inquiries on text databases in European languages. It has been developed by a team of programmers, designers, and textual scholars including John Bradley, Ian Lancashire, Lidio Presutti, and Michael Stairs. It was begun under the IBM-University of Toronto Cooperative in the Humanities during 1986-89. The manual has been published by the Modern Language Association of America.

From here you may obtain the following:

Although there is no formal documentation on TACT in languages other than english, there is an online tutorial available in French which was written for a conference in May of 2001 at the University of Poitiers. The address is: