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 the main AntConc interface to help you get around.

All comments and suggestions are welcome.

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 (thanks again!).

Some thoughts on the numbering system of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

There are two “facets” to the numbering system of Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. One is to show the logical importance the comments to propositions/comments. The other is to show to which of the propositions/comments are they a comment of.

Two “problems” immediately come to mind when I look at the system:

  1. In certain parts the less important comments come first before the more important ones.
  2. There can never be more than ten comments to a comment.

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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.

How to save a Word 2007 document as a PDF

Microsoft Office Word 2007 now allows you to save a document as PDF. All you have to do is choose to save it as a PDF in File Type in the Save or Save as dialogue box. If you don’t see it in the File Type dropdown list you may have to get the update from Microsoft though this is usually (or should have been) done automatically.