This CD-ROM program contains 20 different corpora with more than 17 million
words. It also includes software (WordSmith) for breaking down and analyzing
the texts provided on the CD-ROM.
Starting the program
Put CD-ROM in the e drive and click on "WordSmith Tools (ICAME)" icon. It will
open the WordSmith Tools Help and the WordSmith Controller.
On the Controller, choose "Tools" and "Concord" (the Concordance Tool).
On the Concord, choose "File" and "Start." You will need to choose the text
files to work with, from the e drive (e:\texts\frown, for example).
Select the text files you wish to use, then doubleclick.
Using the Concordance Tool
You'll need to specify a search word, and then the word and context search
horizons. You can add asterisks, etc., then click on the Start Concordance button.
It will display a spreadsheet of entries, which can be manipulated and then
printed and/or saved.
"File" and "Print" will print out the screen.
You can save as a .cnc file (concordance file) or as a .txt file (text file).
The "Save as text" function does not work. To save as text, select "File" and
"Save As." Choose file as type .txt. That will work.
Note: Both the .cnc and .txt files work best when re-opened in WordSmith. They
can be re-opened in Word or Wordpad, but the formatting will be off (i.e. extra
The WordSmith program has a comprehensive help tool. In addition, the CD-ROM
contains a manual which further explains how to use the program.
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