Below you will find a basic text analysis and diagnostics workflow based on the InfraNodus research framework. Its objective is to induce cognitive variability and produce multiple perspectives on any discourse. This approach helps you to alternate the scale of perception (zooming in / zooming out) and intent (focus / exploration). As a result, you can understand both the surface and the deep layers of any discourse, discovering the main topics but also the structural gaps contained within.
This workflow is available on every InfraNodus visualization through a menu at the top right. As you go along the workflow items, you can mark them off as completed or click "Show" to see which menu elements correspond to each of them.
There are several types of workflows available, depending on the context of your analysis. For example, if you are conducting keyword research using the app in InfraNodus, a relevant workflow will be displayed.
You can also switch between the advanced mode (default) and the basic mode, which focuses on the key features of text analysis designed not to overwhelm non-technical users. The switch is available next to the context name:
Text Diagnostics Workflow Outline
1. Choose a Topic or Text
You can copy and paste your text, upload, or import Google search results or GPT-3 AI ideas.
2. Explore Text Network Visualization
After you add the text it will be visualized as an interactive network graph. Use it to explore the relations between the concepts inside and reveal recurrent patterns of meaning circulation.
3. Identify the Most Influential Concepts and their Relations
The most influential concepts are shown bigger on the graph. Relations will show which tend to co-occur in the same context.
4. Discover the Main Topics
The Analytics Panel > Topics panel reveals the main topics in the text. The main topics are formed by the topical clusters in text: the concepts that tend to often co-occur together in recurring patterns
5. Reveal High-Level Ideas
Select AI: Show Categories to reveal high-level ideas that the main topics belong to.
6. Write Down Your Insights
7. Zoom In on Each Topic
8. Locate Pertinent Ideas in Discourse
9. Reveal the Structural Gaps
10. Bridge the Structural Gaps
11. Save Your Ideas & Questions
12. Question | Challenge | Ideate with AI
Use the AI Insight panel to generate more ideas, assertions, challenges, and questions. Edit and save what you like to your Project Notes. Run a few iterations until you exhaust possibilities. Use Analytics > AI: Summary buttons to generate outlines for the text or selected topics.
13. Reveal Underlying Ideas to Explore Nuance & Peripheral Ideas
14. Reiterate: Overview → Zoom In → Gaps → Ideas
15. Save the Graph State and Reset the View
16. Import More Data
You can add more files or import more data into the graph to explore more ideas.
17. Finalize Your Project Notes Insights
Once you're done, create a summary or an outline of your project notes using the built-in GPT-3 AI.
18. Share Your Results
Export your notes with the final summary and write / generate a new article or create a new graph.
Step by Step Tutorial on Using this Workflow