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Title: KwicKwic Document Analysis Tool: Free Full Version
Submitter: Clayton Darwin
Description: We are pleased to announce that the full version of the text analysis tool
KwicKwic is now available freely online through Illocution Incorporated!

You can download KwicKwic here:

KwicKwic is a fast and easy-to-use tool for investigating text data. It was
designed as a simple but powerful search tool for Linguists, but it can be
used in many other fields as well. So, if you have a bunch of text files,
and you need to find stuff in them, then KwicKwic is a great place to
start. It's also a great companion to larger, more complex analysis tools.
If you just need to jump into the text and start checking for particular
words, phrases, or structures, you can pop open KwicKwic, point it at the
directory containing your document set, and start looking.

Although simple in concept, and even usage, KwicKwic packs a powerful set
of features. The standard search allows wildcards, multiple words,
proximities, an option to combine queries, and if needed, full access to
Regular Expressions. The results are presented in a sortable
Key-Word-In-Context (KWIC) display for fast scanning of the data. With a
quick click on the KWIC entry, the target phrase is presented in the
context of the parent document, and any result can be saved in the included
journal for later reference. As well, KwicKwic provides a number of corpus
management options, and all work is instantly saved as a 'project' which
can be opened or closed at will with no loss.
Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics

LL Issue: 23.921
Date Posted: 23-Feb-2012

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