Table of Contents
- Corpus Query Tools
Word Sketch Engine: Basics and Advanced Usage
工欲善其事，必先利其器 (孔子) "Sharpen you edge to succeed"
Recap: three ways to access the corpora
- PC software (WordSmith, Antconc, etc)
- Web-based service (BYU, Word Sketch Engine, etc)
- Programming (Python, R, etc)
PC-based Corpus Query Tools
- Ant* Family
- AntConc: corpus analysis toolkit.
- AntPConc: parallel corpus analysis toolkit.
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- Limits: work well only with small data; word segmentation (
SegmentAnt) is just incredible ...
A random example
Change over time and lock words
- Form a hypothesis regarding the Presidents linguistic behaviours, conduct a corpus-based survey to support that.
- Watch FutureLearn (Week3) and write a reflective note.