Key Word in Context Concordances
from the Web with
tangled Web we sieve
when online pages we retrieve!
apologies to Sir Walter Scott
For historical purposes only—
KWiCFinder is no longer maintained or functional
Sample search reports in French, German,
Spanish and Dutch
- Publications / presentations
a BNC-Compare-able Web Corpus" (PDF of paper),
Web as Corpus 3,
Louvain-la-Neuve BE, 15-16 September 2007.
- "Toward cleaner Web corpora: recognizing and
repairing problems with hybrid online documents", (PDF
of PowerPoint) Corpus Linguistics 2007,
Birmingham UK, 27-30 July 2007.
- Concordancing the Web
"Concordancing the Web: Promise and Problems, Tools and Techniques"
- Identifying and Researching Multi-Word Units, BAAL and OTA, Oxford 21 April 2005
"Real-Time Identification of Multi-Word Expression
Candidates in Databases from the British National Corpus and the Web" (Acrobat .PDF)
- Web as Corpus SSMILT Forlė 2005
"Towards an Independent
Search Engine for Linguists: Issues and Solutions" Acrobat .PDF
- 2002 North American Symposium on Corpus Linguistics
"Making the Web More Useful as a Source for Linguistic Corpora" (Revised paper .PDF) n-gram data (.PDF, 2 MB)
- Teaching and Language Corpora 2002
TaLC 2002 Photos
"Facilitating Compilation and Dissemination of Ad-Hoc Web Corpora"
(Revised paper .PDF)
- Applied Corpus Linguistics 2001
"Concordancing the Web with KWiCFinder"
(Draft paper .PDF)
- CALICO 2001 Acrobat .PDF
EuroCALL 2000 PowerPoint |
Didascalia-Symposium 1999 (in Dutch)
conducts your online searches without supervision
returns Key Word in Context abstracts highlighting your
search terms so you
can evaluate the usefulness of documents matching your
- Search reports are highly interactive [details]
enhancements permit more finely-targeted searches than
typical web search engines
many hits... How can you tell which are relevant?
most irrelevant hits with highly-specific searches,
then reject unwanted matches (retrieved and analyzed
automatically) based on your
assessment of key search terms in
are too wild
offer powerful generality without matching too
and evaluating matching pages seems to take forever
KWiCFinder works in the background, while you are doing
something else. It can save all downloaded documents
matching your query in HTML (web) or text form for later reference
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