WeCLECA is a freely-available Web-based Chinese text analysis tool called WeCLECA designed to automate the measurement of lexical complexity with 25 indices covering lexical density, sophistication, and diversity. The Batch Mode of the software supports analyses of a large number of .txt files, and outputs results to a .CSV file suitable for importation into statistical packages for further analyses. If you intend to publish a paper that used the web-based interface to the WeCLECA software, please cite: Ai, H. (2023). Automating lexical complexity measurement in Chinese with WeCLECA. International Journal of Asian Language Processing. https://www.worldscientific.com/doi/10.1142/S2717554522500114 [Proofed Version]
The single mode allows you to analyze a single text (or compare two texts) for selected lexical complexity measures. You may choose to see the results of any or all of the 25 indices, and the system will create a graphical representation to visualize the results. Additionally, you may enter another text in order to compare their lexical complexity.
The batch mode allows you to analyze lexical complexity of written English samples up to 200 files at a time. The results will be a CSV file that can be subsequently imported into spreadsheets or statistical packages for further analysis. Note that the batch mode requires you to register an account before using it. The registration is free and take less than a minute.
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