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A concordancer is a computer program that automatically constructs a concordance. The output of a concordancer may serve as input to a translation memory system for computer-assisted translation, or as an early step in machine translation.

Concordancers are also used in corpus linguistics to retrieve alphabetically or otherwise sorted lists of linguistic data from the corpus in question, which the corpus linguist then analyzes.

Concordancers used in corpus linguistics[edit]

  • AntConc (freeware, several authors)
  • ApSIC Xbench
  • MonoConc (commercial software developed by Michael Barlow)
  • PowerConc (freeware, developed by researchers at the National Research Centre for Foreign Language Education, Beijing Foreign Studies University, China)
  • WordSmith (commercial software developed by Mike Scott)
  • Sketch Engine (commercial software developed by Lexical Computing Ltd.)
  • NoSketch Engine (open source)
  • GlossaNet/Unitex (open-source free software),
  • AdTAT(free software developed by The University of Adelaide)
  • CorpusEye (corpus search interface)
  • KH Coder (open-source free software)
  • myCAT from Olanto (open-source)
  • Linguistic Toolbox (freeware).[1][2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Linguistic Toolbox
  2. ^ It has an integrated part-of-speech tagger that allows the user creating his/her own PoS-annotated corpora to conduct various type of searches adopted in corpus linguistics.

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