LATIC is a Linguistic Analyser for Text and Item Characteristics. The software enables the analysis and counting of various linguistic text and item characteristics in English, German, French and Spanish. For this, the Natural Language Processing tool Stanford CoreNLP (Manning et al., 2014) is used.
By means of LATIC, texts and items can be examined in terms of their linguistic structure and difficulty at different levels. At the word level, for example, parts of speech can be annotated and counted (e.g., prepositions, pronouns). At the sentence level, sentence length can be calculated in various ways. On the text level, LATIC’s functions include annotating the whole text or item and calculating readability indices (e.g. LIX), among others.