Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2001 08:27:40 -0500
Reply-To: Herbert Root <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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From: Herbert Root <hdr@MONUMENTAL.COM>
Subject: Re: info on TextSmart
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On Fri, 30 Mar 2001 11:35:22 +0200, Maerten Prins wrote:
>My question is this: Is SPSS going to upgrade TextSmart, and if so, when? I
>am currently using version 1.1.1, but this has not been updated since 1998.
>Or is TextSmart just a dead end street and will SPSS not make any upgrades
Unfortunately, this isn't the first time in the past few years that
SPSS introduced a promising "new" (sometimes newly-acquired and
repackaged) product with great fanfare then abandons it when the MBAs
discover its limited commercial value. Like you, I fooled with
TextSmart, took the class, and hoped SPSS would refine it. The Java app
needs work, but I like the TextSmart idea. I'm starting to wonder if
that's going to happen.
Herbert Root, Supervisor
Office of Research
Loudoun County Public Schools
Leesburg, Virginia, USA