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#LancsBox: GraphColl

This video describes the GraphColl module of #LancsBox X, which identifies and visualizes collocations.

The GraphColl tool in #LancsBox identifies collocations and displays them in a table and as a collocation graph or network.

It can be used, for example, to:

  • Find the collocates of a word or phrase.
  • Find colligations (co-occurrence of grammatical categories).
  • Visualise collocations and colligations.
  • Identify shared collocates of words or phrases.
  • Summarise discourse in terms of its ‘aboutness’.

For more information, visit #LancsBox user guide.

If you find the instructions hard to follow in the video, you can access them in PDF format from the downloads section below.

Note: The video was recorded using #LancsBox version 3. In #LancsBox version 6, the grammatical tags in the GraphColl tool are slightly different when the word unit is set as “lemma”. #LancsBox v.6 identifies different grammatical categories using the following abbreviations: n for nouns, v for verbs, adj for adjectives, adv for adverbs, pron for pronouns, con for connectors, other for other grammatical categories. A filter can be applied to search for a specific grammatical category such as nouns (see video at minute 4:50). For example, if you want to filter the collocates and search for nouns, you can right click on the table header “Collocate” and apply the filter *_n

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