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FYI: Concordance Script on the Web

Author: Mario Saraceni

FYI Body: Dear all,

I have written a PERL script which outputs concordance
lines based on a node (word or phrase) entered by the user,
and lists the words occurring on the left and on the righ
of the node, sorted according to frequency (and
alphabetically in case of equal frequency). The user can
also choose a separate span for the left and the right.
You'll find it at:


I've also included an e-mail form for suggestions, feature
requests, comments, bug reports, etc.

Mario Saraceni
School of English Studies
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD
United Kingdom
e-mail: aexkmsi@unix.ccc.nottingham.ac.uk

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