PCAT - Public Comment Analysis Toolkit

Texifter personnel created the Public Comment Analysis Toolkit. PCAT is Web-based, university-hosted software engineered for the specific task of reviewing public comments submitted via the Federal Docket Management System. PCAT is actually version 2.0 of the Coding Analysis Toolkit (CAT), therefore it is also useful for sorting all kinds of CAT-style datasets. If you have lots of digitized text, you can form a team of peers, create a project, upload data, discover important themes and issues, and organize your analysis with PCAT. This system is the end product of ten years of NSF-funded public comment classification work by Dr. Stuart W.Shulman, who has published numerous peer-reviewed papers on the subject.

PCAT has a variety of service levels available. Please review our pricing guide for options.

Benefits of PCAT:

  • The system is fast, secure and scalable.
  • It reflects principles of efficiency, accuracy, validity, usability, and transparency.
  • PCAT is equally useful to public and private actors.
  • It allows you to show or share your work with anyone on the system.
  • The system is very easy to learn and you can't break it.
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