The Category Matrix Browser

The Category Matrix Browser graphically displays the frequencies of the dictionary categories per unit of analysis. The categories of the dictionary form the rows while the evaluated texts form the columns:

The Category Matrix Browser

Call up the function via MAXDictio > Category Matrix Browser in the ribbon menu. The following dialog window will appear, in which you can set whether the documents, document groups or document sets will be displayed in the columns:

Setting options for the Category Matrix Browser

If you select the option Only for activated documents, only the documents activated in the “Document System” will be included in the display. Document groups and document sets without activated documents will not be displayed.

The nodes of the Category Matrix Browser contain the results of the count of the category frequencies. The larger a square, the more occurrences of the search terms of the respective dictionary category were found in the analyzed document, document group or document set.

Tip: The display is interactive. Double-click a node to display the search hits in the original text. 

Customize view

Customize the view using the symbols on the left:

   Names, columns: none, short, full – Sets the column widths

  Calculation of symbol size refers to all cells

  Calculation of symbol size refers to columns

  Calculation of symbol size refers to rows

  Display nodes as squares

  Display nodes as circles

  Display nodes as values

  Binarize view – Regardless of how many hits per cell are present, it is always indicated whether at least one hit is present or not. The symbol size is standardized.

  Sum – Hides or shows a sum column and a sum row

Export results

Using the icons on the right, the view can be exported as an image or a table:

 Copy current display as an image to clipboard –The currently displayed matrix will be copied to the clipboard and can be inserted with Ctrl + V (Win) or Cmd + V (Mac) into Word, PowerPoint and other programs.

  Open as Excel Table – Displays the matrix with frequencies in Excel.

  Export – Exports the displayed matrix as values in Excel, HTML or TXT format. It is also possible to export the matrix as a graphic file in PNG and SVG format.

Hint: When exporting as a table, rows and columns are reversed in order to allow easy evaluation using statistics programs. The rows will therefore contain the units of analysis (cases) and the columns will contain the categories (comparable to variables).