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Title: Concordance 3.0
Submitter: Rob Watt
Description: 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 tex 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 sor
Sort contexts by string before and string after headword
-Improved language suppor
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
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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.Watt@dundee.ac.uk
Concordance software - gain better insight into e-texts
Download Concordance at http://www.rjcw.freeserve.co.uk/
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics

LL Issue: 13.412
Date Posted: 14-Feb-2002

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