Tutorials

New to Communalytic?

To help you get started, we have prepared a number of short text and video tutorials for your review bellow. 

If you are using Communalytic in an academic publication, please cite us as: 

  • Gruzd, A., & Mai, P. (2021). Communalytic: A Research Tool For Studying Online Communities and Online Discourse. Available at https://Communalytic.com

Note: There are two versions of Communalytic. Each version is hosted on its own dedicated server and each has their own separate account creation and sign-in processes.

Note: The Toxicity Analysis Module in Communalytic can conduct toxicity analysis (via Google Perspective) on text in the following languages – Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Hindi, Hinglish, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish.

  • Tutorial: Obtaining a Perspective API Key
    • Troubleshooting tips for obtaining a Perspective API Key
      • The Google account used to obtain a Google Perspective API Key can be different from the Google account you used to create your Communalytic account. 
      • In some instances, Google might not allow you to create a Google Cloud project with your academic/institutional email. If that is the case, you will need to use a Google account ending with @gmail.com.
  • Tutorial: Toxicity Analysis in Communalytic

Note: The Sentiment Analysis Module in Communlaytic can conduct sentiment analysis (via Google Perspective) on text in the following languages – English, French, German.

Note 1: Communalytic can automatically create and visualize a variety of networks including: 1) two-mode semantic networks, 2) link-sharing networks, and 3) reply/retweet signed-communication networks, where each tie in the network stores toxicity-related scores. (For Twitter networks, each node can also store bot-related scores.)