What is nCoder?

nCoder is a learning analytics platform used to develop, validate, and implement automated coding schemes. A powerful tool for transforming raw data into meaningful information, nCoder is designed specifically for working with big data: large document collections, logfiles, and other text data.

A critical component of any statistical analysis of text data is some form of coding scheme that identifies key concepts and clusters of terms in the data. To generate valid insights, however, this coding process has to be compared to the work of human raters.

nCoder minimizes the amount of data that needs to be hand-coded by using cutting-edge statistical techniques to establish the reliability and validity of codes. Once codes are validated, nCoder automatically applies a coding scheme to larger data sets quickly and efficiently, even coding new data as it becomes available.

As a result, nCoder is a complete solution for the development and implementation of automated coding for text data of any kind.

Automated coding schemes generated by nCoder have been used on a variety of data types, including transcripts of surgeons during operations, log files from educational games, online chat forums, and even the popular TV show Game of Thrones.