Find Concepts and Auto-Code

Video Tutorial: Concept search. Let ATLAS.ti find relevant concepts for you. Review them in context and auto code.

This function is available for the following languages:

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • French
  • Dutch
  • Russian
  • Simplified Chinese

What makes a concept?

In a first step, the significant noun phrases (for example, health care system) are detected in order to identify the most frequently occurring concepts in the data. In the second step, the concepts and their frequencies are collected across all files in the set being processed.

ATLAS.ti actively filters the concepts — only the most relevant concepts are presented in the results. You can review the concepts in their surrounding context in the Quotation Reader, and then decide which concepts you want to be coded automatically.

You can search for concepts in documents, document groups, codes or code groups for concepts.

To start a concept analysis, from the main menu select Analysis / Concepts.

From the dropdown menu on the top left select where you want to search (documents, document groups, codes or code groups). Then select one or multiple documents, document groups, codes, or code groups.

As soon as you select an entity, ATLAS.ti begins to analyse the data. The results are displayed in form of a word cloud. Optionally you can also view the result as list. Just change the view option to List.

Concepts analysis - results Selecting a concept or any of its noun phrases displays the corresponding text matches on the right-hand side.

Concepts analysis - display concept in context

To code a text match, select it and click the Code with Concept button in the toolbar.

Concepts analysis - auto code results