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CQPweb: Creating subcorpora

Watch Andrew Hardie explain how to prepare CQPweb for the comparison of parts of the Shakespeare corpus (e.g. female versus male characters).

We strongly advise you to listen to Andrew Hardie’s talk in one window of your computer, and open up his program, CQPweb, in another, so that you can practice what he is saying as he goes along. Obviously, you will need to pause his talk periodically.

In this talk Andrew Hardie explains how you can use CQPweb to compare different parts of a corpus (e.g. male characters versus female). The first step, covered in this video-talk, is to create “subcorpora” containing the parts of the corpus you are interested in. In the next video-talk, we will cover how to do the actual comparison (i.e. a keywords analysis).

The corpus documentation that Andrew refers to in his video can be found here:

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