[Corpora-List] Grep for Windows

Mitch Marcus mitch at cis.upenn.edu
Tue Dec 19 11:59:00 CET 2006


Mark's original comment and Dragomir's response suggests that the
cygwin tools can only be used with the cygwin shell, which isn't true.
ALL the cygwin tools I know of run just fine as windows apps. (They
use a common dll which does all the magic...)

Mitch Marcus



On Fri, Dec 15, 2006 at 10:01:24AM -0500, Dragomir R. Radev wrote:

> Have you considered using cygwin (a unix shell lookalike) which runs

> under Windows and which has grep?

>

> >

> > 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

> >

> > =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=

> > =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D

> > Mark Davies

> > Professor of (Corpus) Linguistics

> > Brigham Young University

> > (phone) 801-422-9168 / (fax) 801-422-0906

> > Web: davies-linguistics.byu.edu

> >

> > ** Corpus design and use // Linguistic databases **

> > ** Historical linguistics // Language variation **

> > ** English, Spanish, and Portuguese **

> > =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=

> > =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D

> >

> >

> >

>

>

> --

> Dragomir R. Radev Associate Professor

> SI, CSE, Ling U. Michigan, Ann Arbor

> http://www.eecs.umich.edu/~radev radev at umich.edu

>







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