Welcome to the home of the Dexter project

Dexter is a suite of software tools that facilitate the annotation of language data. If you perform research in linguistics, education, or any other field in the humanities or social sciences, Dexter can make it easier for you to perform close analyses of your data.

It's easy!

We try hard to make the Dexter tools easy to use, so that a great deal of technical competence is not required. In this way, we hope to bridge the gap between what cutting-edge technology is capable of and what real-life researchers have the time to learn. And using Java Web Start technology, the installation can take only a few clicks!

It's free!

Better still, Dexter is totally free, thanks to financial support from the Spencer Foundation, as well as the National Science Foundation. You may download and use Dexter free of charge for as long as you like. We also make the Java source code available to anyone interested in adding new features to Dexter, provided it is for non-commercial purposes. If you are interested in contributing to the project, please contact us.

It's cross-platform!

Because it's written in Java, Dexter works on Windows, Macintosh, Unix and Linux platforms, and stores the data in a platform-independent manner. Each member of your team can use a different platform!

Please visit the pages listed at left to learn more about Dexter. If you still have questions, please feel free to contact us.

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