LINGUIST List 13.412

Thu Feb 14 2002

Software: Text Analysis Program, Concordance 3.0

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  1. Rob Watt, Concordance 3.0

Message 1: Concordance 3.0

Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2002 17:25:31 -0000
From: Rob Watt <r.j.c.wattdundee.ac.uk>
Subject: Concordance 3.0

I am pleased to announce the release of Version 3.0 of 
Concordance. 

For Windows 95/98/ME/NT4.0/2000/XP, Concordance is a text 
analysis program which makes word lists and concordances from 
electronic text. First released in 1999, Concordance now has 
registered users in 41 countries and is the leading software of its 
kind. 
	
Concordance lets you track all occurrences of any word and 
examine meaning, word usage, vocabulary, and idiom. Useful in 
language learning, linguistics, language engineering, translation, 
lexicography, natural language software development, and for 
content analysis in many disciplines. With a single click you can 
turn your results into a Web Concordance ready for publishing on 
the Web. 
	
What's new in Version 3.0 - some highlights:
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	 -Five new ways of selecting words:
	 Phrases
	 Proximity search
	 Samples
	 Regular Expression search
	 References
	 -Make Indexes
	 Book-like indexing
	 -More control over words
	 Treat upper and lower case separately
	 Show duplicate words separately
	 Analyse characters instead of words
	 -New ways of sorting
	 Sort headwords by order of occurrence
	 Sort word endings using a string sort
	 Sort contexts by string before and string after headword
	-Improved language support
	 Including East Asian languages on Windows 2000/XP
	 -Improved display and control
	 -New file conversion tool: Filter a File
	 -User-definable HTML entity translation
	 -Speed improvements
	
	 For a fuller description of new features, see
	 http://www.rjcw.freeserve.co.uk/version30.htm
	
	
	Concordance - main features and abilities
	-----------------------------------------------------
	
You can make full concordances to texts of any size, or make fast 
concordances, picking your selection of words from text. View a 
full word list, a concordance, and your original text simultaneously. 
See frequencies and collocation counts for every word. A 
Lemmatiser lets you group together any words you choose. Make 
concordances straight from any Windows program which can put 
text on the Clipboard. Make concordances from multiple input files. 
Stop Lists let you specify words to be omitted from your 
concordance. Support is included for most Western languages and 
character sets. User-definable alphabet, reference system, and 
contexts. Very flexible search, selection, and sorting criteria. 
Statistics on your text; word length charts. Full print preview and 
printing control. Built-in file viewer can display files of unlimited 
size. Built-in editor allows fast editing of files up to 16MB. 
Extensive on-line help. 

Concordance is fully copyrighted. A 30-day free trial of the fully-	
working version is available for download, for personal evaluation
only. For use beyond the terms of the 30-day trial, a registratio
must be purchased from the author. 	
For further information and to downloadthe software, go to the
program's website at http://www.rjcw.freeserve.co.uk/ 


	Rob Watt	
R.J.C.Wattdundee.ac.uk
Concordance software - gain better insight into e-texts
Download Concordance at http://www.rjcw.freeserve.co.uk/
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