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CQPweb: Calculating keywords

Watch Andrew Hardie continue to explain how to compare different parts of a corpus, focusing on calculating keywords.

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 continues to explain how you can use CQPweb to compare different parts of a corpus (e.g. male characters versus female). Having created “subcorpora” containing the parts of the corpus you are interested in, now we are in a position to do the actual comparison (i.e. a keywords analysis). You will discover how to do this, and also how to display the results (one possibility is as a wordcloud).

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