Uploading your data.

Uploading your data is relatively easy, and only takes a few steps.
If it is your first time logging into Raven’s Eye, if you otherwise have no projects uploaded, or if you select Create a project from the dropdown menu bar behind the moving cogs, you will be taken to the Create a project page. This is the page on which you can upload data for analysis by Raven’s Eye.
Create a project

Accepted formats.

As we discuss in our practical information on preparing your data, you can upload natural language data in one of four formats:

  • previously saved documents containing natural language text, such as word processing files (i.e., .docx), or spreadsheet files (e.g., .csv, .xls, or .xlsx);
  • previously saved audio files consisting of recorded spoken natural language (e.g., .mp3, .wav, .flac);
  • directed scanning of textual information from specific webpages, or URLs; or
  • pasting text directly from your computer's clipboard.

 

Previously saved documents.

To upload natural language text previously saved in word processing or spreadsheet formats:
  • First, name the project. Place your cursor in the Project Name text box and type a project name that will assist you in keeping track of your projects.
Name your project
  • Second, select the format of your data from the Format dropdown list. Choosing Document will allow you to upload both word-processing and spreadsheet files.
Select the format of your document or spreadsheet
  • Third, select Click Here To Select Your File by clicking on that phrase in either the menu bar, or in the main window.
Select the file you wish to upload for analysis
  • In the File Upload box that appears, navigate to the folder on your computer containing the file that you would like to upload. Select it by clicking on it, and then click the Open or Choose button in the bottom right-hand corner of the box. Remember, before uploading a word processing file, you will need to prepare its contents and save or export it in .docx format. Similarly, before uploading a spreadsheet file, you will need to prepare its contents and save or export it in .csv, .xls, or .xlsx formats.
Upload your document or spreadsheet

  • Lastly, select the phrase Upload Project in the menu bar to finish uploading your project to Raven's Eye. If you have uploaded a spreadsheet, you will now be taken to a page on which you can classify your columns. If you have uploaded a word processing document, you will now be taken to your results.

Upload your project
 

Previously saved audio files.

To upload and automatically transcribe previously saved audio files consisting of natural language spoken in one of several languages:

 

Directed scanning of text on webpages and URLs.

To create a project based on a directed scan of textual information from an online source, such as a webpage or other URL:

 

Pasting text.

To copy (or cut) text from a source and paste it into Raven's Eye for analysis as a project:
  • First, name the project. Place your cursor in the Project Name text box and type a project name that will assist you in keeping track of your projects.
Save your copied text as a project by first naming it
  • Second, select Cut & Paste from the Format dropdown menu. Upon doing so, a new text box will appear.
The dropdown menu allows you to select cut & paste
  • Third, highlight the text in the text box, and press delete (this removes the placeholder text from the text box). Then, copy (or cut) the text that you would like to analyze, and paste it into the text box. Remember to utilize the procedures discussed in Preparing your data to ensure that your text is formatted correctly before pasting it into the text box.
Paste your natural language text into the box
  • Lastly, click Upload Project in the menu bar. Your data will now be saved as a new project, and you will be taken to the results of its analysis.
Upload your data to our cloud for automated analysis as a saved project
 
  • Once you have selected the file you want to upload, its name and file extension (e.g., .xls) will appear beneath the Format dropdown menu. Now, select Upload Project in the menu bar to upload your file as your new project.
Save your file to our cloud by selecting the upload project button
Your project is now uploaded to Raven’s Eye. If you uploaded a word processing document, you will be taken to your results. If, however, you uploaded a spreadsheet, you will be directed to the Column classification page. This page is described in the next section of these Practicals.