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|KWIC-CONCORD Concordancer.zip : [433 Ko]|
For those of you who are interested, to install it all you have to do
is follow the instructions below. Remember, the program is free.
KWIC-CONCORD is supplied in the form of a compressed ZIP file
Concord9.exe (the main program file)
Concord9.ini (contains defaults)
Concord9 User Summary.doc (manual describing basic operations)
Readme.doc (installation notes)
html.wp# (codes required for searching HTML / SGML files).
To extract the files, all that should normally be necessary on
Windows systems is to either double click on the Zip file or right-
click on it and select the 'Open' option. Windows should then
automatically open the default 'unzipper' program. It should then
simply be a matter of selecting all the files and extracting them to
a new folder, preferably a sub-directory of 'Program files' with a self-
explanatory name like 'Concord9'. If you then open the folder using
'Explorer', you can create a shortcut for the EXE file and drag this
either to the desktop or to the Windows \ Start up \ Programs
menu (Windows 95+) or to the WINNT \ Profiles \ Default User \
Start Menu \ Programs (Windows NT).
All that you need to do in order to start the program is double click
on the EXE file or the shortcut icon. As it loads, the program will at
the same time load the HTML codes and the defaults contained in
the INI file. New defaults can be created when using the program
and saved upon exiting.
If you have an older Windows 95 or 98 (first version) system, you
may have problems with out of date system files (certain DLLs).
To look for updates, try contacting:
If you are building a corpus, keep this under a separate directory,
preferably in the root, so that any searches will not 'stray' into other
directories. If you create new directories for search and word count
results, make sure these do not lie in the path of your corpus. If
you are working on a network, you may not be able to create new
directories on protected drives.
If you have any queries or suggestions or suspect any bugs,
please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The program is supplied free on an 'as is' basis to anyone working
within an educational institution or engaged in non-commercial
research. Its author cannot accept liability for any damage to files
that may be caused. The program has however been extensively
tested and no such damage has ever occurred.
You may use this program for your own use, including at home.
You can also install it in public work spaces for use by students
and colleagues. If anyone else manifests an interest, would you
please ask them to contact me at the e-mail address above.
Updates will automatically be sent to any user known to the author.
The program is theoretically capable of searching an unlimited
number of files and saving an unlimited number of results to file.
There is no limit on the length of files. The only limitations on the
size of concordances or word counts are imposed by the limits of
the hardware (disk and memory space) on which the program is
being used. Sorting of large concordances or wordcounts may not
be possible on systems with small amounts of memory. List boxes
have an approximate maximum (depending on memory available) of
32767 items. This will only affect lists of keywords read from file if
an attempt is made to edit the list. The limit will not affect the
viewing of concordance searches or word counts as these are read
The program will allow a total concordance of a corpus to be made
by first performing a wordcount and then reading in the alphabetical
list (contained in the 'lst' file) using the 'Enter keywords / from files'
option in the main window and using this as the basis of the
concordance search. In the case of a corpus containing several
tens of thousands of words (types as opposed to tokens), this can
take a long time, even a whole weekend. Also, wordcounts on large
corpora, eg several millions of words, can be slow because of the
sheer amount of sorting and compression that has to be carried out.
21 March 2002