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#LancsBox: Text and Whelk

Introduction to the Text tool.

#LancsBox offers an integrated part-of-speech tagger called TreeTagger developed by Helmut Schmid. You can upload texts and corpora in multiple different languages and #LancsBox will take care of the data processing.

Loaded texts and corpora can be viewed using the Text tool in #LancsBox. The Text tool also enables an in-depth insight into the context in which a word or phrase is used. It can be used, for example, to:

  • View a search term in full context.
  • Preview a text.
  • Preview a corpus as a run-on text.
  • Check different levels of annotation of a text/corpus.

For more information, visit #LancsBox user guide.

This video also briefly introduces the Whelk tool in #LancsBox. The Whelk tool provides information about how the search term is distributed across corpus files. It can be used, for example, to:

  • Find absolute and relative frequencies of the search term in corpus files.
  • Filter the results according to different criteria.
  • Sort files according to absolute and relative frequencies of the search term.

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.

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