Working with WordSmith Tools
As the first in a regular lecture series we will be organising, the project Bridging the Unbridgeable offers a demonstration of the concordancing program WordSmith Tools, designed by Mike Scott from theUniversity of Liverpool. This program allows for the creation of wordlists (alphabetical and frequency), for doing concordance searches of words in context (KWIC) and to determine which words are statistically “key” in a text. The latter function helps to study the “aboutness” of texts in a way that is very different from conventional, more intuitive analyses. WordSmith Tools is available in the Lipsius computer rooms for students, and for staffmembers as one of the standard programs in our computer workspace.
20 April, 12.15-13.00, Lipsius 235c. (BYO lunch)
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