[Corpora-List] Grep for Windows

Ciarán Ó Duibhín ciaran at oduibhin.freeserve.co.uk
Sat Dec 16 00:07:01 CET 2006

I can't really judge if it would meet your needs, but the UltraEdit text
editor for Windows (http://www.ultraedit.com/) has regular expression
searching of plain text files (and I've never hit a file size limit with
it). It handles Unicode as well as ANSI.
Ciarán Ó Duibhín.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Davies" <Mark_Davies at byu.edu>
To: <corpora at hd.uib.no>
Sent: Friday, December 15, 2006 2:59 PM
Subject: [Corpora-List] Grep for Windows

This next semester, I'd like to have the students in my Corpus
Linguistics class learn to use Grep tools for searching large corpora. I
know there's many great, fast Unix tools, but these students will be
using Windows machines. If possible, the program would have the
following features:

-- Fast, since they'll be working with fairly large corpora (100 million
words and more)
-- Obviously, full regular expressions capability
-- Not run under Cygwin or a similar program, but rather as a native
Windows app

I've already looked at PowerGrep, V-Grep, and TextPad, but none of these
are adequate. Any other suggestions? Thanks in advance.

Mark Davies

Mark Davies
Professor of (Corpus) Linguistics
Brigham Young University
(phone) 801-422-9168 / (fax) 801-422-0906
Web: davies-linguistics.byu.edu

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