[Corpora-List] help with WS concordance search by syntax

Lou's Laptop lou.burnard at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Fri Jun 16 15:47:02 CEST 2006


The query can also be solved very easily using the Xaira querybuilder,
of course -- but I'm sorry to say that the Xaira-indexed full BNC is
still only available for inhouse testing...

Lou

Mark Davies wrote:

> Hi Linda,

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> You may need to use WordSmith, but in case you can consider another option, there are at least three possibilities:

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> 1) Use Bill Fletcher's Phrase in English site (pie.usna.edu) and search for << np0 np0 of np0 >> . It's fast and you can link to KWIC entries, but it will only display those that occur three times or more in the BNC (173 / 4211 types, or about 4% of all types)

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> 2) Use the VIEW interface to the BNC (http://view.byu.edu) and search for << [np0] of [np0] >> and then click on the entries that look like they might have another [np0] before the first [np0]. Queries with four sequential high frequency "words" are disallowed via the interface, for reasons of server load. Sorry.

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> 3) I just ran the query directly against the BNC/VIEW database (server load doesn't matter if it's me doing the query :-), and found all cases of [np0] [np0] of [np0]. I've placed a file with all matching strings at: http://view.byu.edu/download/np0_np0_of_np0.txt.

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