Keywords List – AntConc

The keywords list in AntConc is, as the name suggests, a tool to create a list of keywords. To do this your target corpus is compared to a reference corpus. The target and reference corpora do not need to be of the same size. The comparison is then done statistically. The statistics in AntConc used…More

AntConc Tutorials page updated

I have finally updated the AntConc Tutorials page. It is now called AntConc Basics. It summarizes the mechanics of using AntConc without unnecessary detail on how to analyse a corpus (I leave that up to you). It also comes with a two page PDF version. The online version also comes with a quick-reference guide to…More

A Simple Guide to Using AntConc now in French

A Simple Guide to Using AntConc is now available in French! A big thanks to Stefania Solofrizzo for doing the translation on her own volition and nice enough to send it to me to share with you. A Simple Guide to Using AntConc (English) Un Guide Simple Pour Utiliser AntConc (français) translation by Stefania Solofrizzo…More

How to make a frequency word list in AntConc

First open some files. To make a word list: load files; click on the ‘Word List’ tab, and; click ‘Start’. The list in ordered by most frequent first. Types with the same frequency are ordered alphabetically within. Total number of types and tokens are shown between the tabs and work window.More

A simple guide to using Antconc

I have created a file about using Antconc, a concordancing program by Laurence Anthony at Waseda University. You can find it here. The latest version was created on 5 March 2011.More

Wildcards

This tutorial will look at ways to make more specific search terms by using wildcards in Antconc. So you have found an interesting word to focus on… a verb perhaps. The problem is verbs have more than one form. The verb “play”, for example, also has forms such as “plays” (the thirds person singular), “playing”…More

Concordancing

This tutorial will look at some of the ways to enhance your concordance searches and views for Antconc. So you have made concordance lines. But you cannot see any “pattern” in the lines. What you need to do is sort them. Sort Under the Search Term box are some controls labeled “KWIC sort”. KWIC stands…More

Opening files; word list; concordance

This tutorial will teach you the basics of using the Antconc concordancer. Run the Antconc program. In order to analyse a corpus we need to 1) open a file or files, 2) make a word list of it, and 3) make concordance lines. Strictly speaking making a word list is not a necessary step in…More