Code Similarity Analysis – Retrieving similar coded text segments

The Code Similarity tool allows one to quickly identify sentences or paragraphs that share some similarities with existing coded segments in the current project or those stored in another coded project. Such a tool is especially useful on partially coded projects to quickly identify and code text segments in un-coded documents. It may also be useful to improve the consistency of the coding on fully coded projects by identifying items that may have been overlooked. One may also recall all coding performed on another project and identify sentences or paragraphs that are similar to coded segments in this other project, whether or not the associated code exists in the current one. Using an external project as a reference set is especially appropriate when both proj
ects contain similar types of documents to be coded in a similar way. To use this feature, run the CODE SIMILARITY command from the RETRIEVAL menu