***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** This is to say 'thank you!' to all who have replied to my question concerning the existence of computer program which count frequencies of DISTINCT words in text documents. Such programs do exist - I learnt from your messages - their names are Wordij, AutoMap, ATLAS.ti, NVivo, CATPAC, MAXQDA I can't say which is best as I did not try all of them. For me, 'best' means 'simplest'. A procedure for counting distinct words should be implemented (it should, but it is not) in any advanced wordprocessor (I use WordPerfect and Word) to be available at hand when you are writing and want to know - to improve your style - which words and how frequently you use in your document. My special thanks go to Jana Diesner and Cathleen Carley whose program AutoMap I used for a didactic purpose - to illustrate with an example my lecture (within the course of 'Methods of social research) on content analysis. AutoMap is a tool dedicated to Text NETWORK analysis. This encouraged me to try this progragm (even if for now I have not used this feature). Jana's kindness, or readinnes to teach a newbie who I am, has also weighed on my choice. Best regards Tad Sozanski www.cyf-kr.edu.pl/~ussozans/ _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.