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  How to search through texts and get information


  Search through texts
  Get information about texts

Search through texts



Aim Search for words and have returns displayed with finds in contexts aligned vertically in mid-screen (Keyword in Context-type display).
Choose Option Advanced search in the Search menu. Then in Parameters window, choose Line list or Line grid in Returns shown as box.
Looks like Line List and Line Grid (screen shots)

Aim Search for words with varying forms or for a group of morphologically related forms
Choose Either option Quick search or option Advanced search, both in the Search menu. Then load list of input forms from disk (or paste from the Window clipboard). Make sure to tick box Use input list before you start a search.
Looks like Input List Search (screen shot)

Aim Search for words using the wildcards * or ?, e.g. wh* to search for all words beginning in wh- in your texts.
Choose Option Quick search in the Search menu. Then enter as String to be found any combination of letters and a wildcard (* or ?). The only restriction is that a search string cannot begin with a wildcard.
Looks like WH-Search (screen shot)

Aim Search for words and then examine the context (left and right) in which these occur.
Choose Option Advanced search in the Search menu. Then in Parameters window, choose Line grid in Returns shown as box. When the search has been carried out, choose Determine collocation in the Display menu (looks like this) and have the returns restructured.
Looks like Returns as Collocations Grid (screen shot)

Get information about texts



Aim Make a list of unique word forms with frequencies from input text(s).
Choose Option Make a word list in the Search menu
Looks like Word List (screen shot)

Aim Analyse the clusters in which words (lexical items) occur in texts. This can be useful to determine the style of authors, to see what typical phrases or collocations are to be found their works.
Choose Choose the option Analyse lexical clusters in the Search menu of Corpus Presenter. Alternatively, you can use the supplied utility Corpus Presenter Text Tool, then menu Tools and option Lexical clustering
Looks like Lexical Clustering (screen shots)