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MONK provides 527 18th-19th c. works of American Literature, 37 plays, and 5 Shakespearean poems as texts along with tools to enable literary research through the discovery, exploration, and visualization of patterns. Users typically start a project with one of the toolsets that has been predefined by the MONK team. Each toolset is made up of individual tools (e.g. a search tool, a browsing tool, a rating tool, and a visualization), and these tools are applied to worksets of texts selected by the user from the MONK datastore. Worksets and results can be saved for later use or modification, and results can be exported in some standard formats (e.g., CSV files).

Tool Type

Data Mining

Interface Languages
English (416)


Monk Beginner’s Tutorial: link

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The Nora Project, which led to MONK: link

The Monk Project: link