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Analyizing Tool: AntConc

A freeware corpus analysis toolkit for concordance and text analysis.

Accepted files:

  • Plain text files only (may have to copy and paste text from one file or document into Notepad to have a useable file to upload)



Step-by-step instructions:

  • Upload files. Once uploaded, files will appear on the left hand side.
  • Use the word list tab for a list of most frequently occurring words in texts. Does not strip out words with no meaning.
  • If you click on a word, the tool takes you to the concordance tab which shows the selected word in blue with the surrounding text. Clicking on the word in blue will open the file view.
  • Click on the clusters/n-grams for  a list of most frequently associated words or phrases.