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Mac software comparing 2 texts?

asked 2015-08-20 08:24:08 -0500

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Hello - I hope this is an easy one. Does anyone know of Mac or online software that will take 2 texts, A & B, and compile a list or words that are in A but not B, or that are in both A and B? I can't find one, probably because I'm not using the correct terminology. Thanks.

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answered 2015-08-20 16:20:48 -0500

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If you know how to program in R, Python, etc., this would also be fairly easy to do that way, and this would give you maximal control of how the overall analysis would flow. Otherwise, there's probably an all-in-one solution somewhere online, but one easy way to pipeline this would be to first run a text through Wordlist Maker and then Diffchecker. The former would generate an alphabetized list of all of the unique words in each text, and the latter compares these two lists and highlights the differences.

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