LINGUIST List 23.921

Thu Feb 23 2012

Software: KwicKwic Document Analysis Tool: Free Full Version

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <>

Date: 23-Feb-2012
From: Clayton Darwin <>
Subject: KwicKwic Document Analysis Tool: Free Full Version
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We are pleased to announce that the full version of the text analysis toolKwicKwic 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 wasdesigned as a simple but powerful search tool for Linguists, but it can beused 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 tostart. 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 particularwords, phrases, or structures, you can pop open KwicKwic, point it at thedirectory containing your document set, and start looking.

Although simple in concept, and even usage, KwicKwic packs a powerful setof features. The standard search allows wildcards, multiple words,proximities, an option to combine queries, and if needed, full access toRegular Expressions. The results are presented in a sortableKey-Word-In-Context (KWIC) display for fast scanning of the data. With aquick click on the KWIC entry, the target phrase is presented in thecontext of the parent document, and any result can be saved in the includedjournal for later reference. As well, KwicKwic provides a number of corpusmanagement options, and all work is instantly saved as a 'project' whichcan be opened or closed at will with no loss.

Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics

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