Tools for Corpus Linguistics

A hopefully comprehensive list of currently 266 tools used in corpus compilation and analysis.

This list is kept up to date by its users. Hence, please feel free to contribute by suggesting new tools. You can also make suggestions, e.g., corrections, regarding individual tools by clicking the symbol. As this is a non-commercial side (side, side) project, checking and incorporating updates usually takes some time.

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Top 25 Tags

All Tags
concordancer 44
annotation 40
visualization 27
tagging 19
pos tagger 17
text analysis 17
wordlists 16
compilation 11
statistics 11
keywords 11
collocation 10
qda 9
lexis 8
parser 8
readability 7
tokenizer 7
mixed methods 6
web-based 6
spoken 6
analysis 6
python 5
crawler 5
transcription 5
semantics 5
xml 5

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Tools [keywords]

Tool Description Tags Platforms Pricing
AntConc Corpus analysis toolkitwordlists, concordancer, keywordsLinux, Mac, WindowsFree
Cortext Manager A scriptable "ecosystem" for modeling and exploring corpora. Especially useful for creating topic models and co-occurence networks.NER, topic models, visualization, word2vec, collocation, keywordsWebFree
Keyword Plus A keyword generation/analysis toolkeywordsWindowsFree
KWords A tool for keyword identification and analysis.keywords, CADS, concordancer, collocation analysisWindows, Linux, MacFree
LancsBox The Lancaster Desktop Corpus Toolbox; Software package for the analysis of language data and corporacollocation, frequency analysis, keywordsJavaFree (CC)
OneClick Terms An online term extractor with monolingual and bilingual term extraction capabilities.keywords, term extraction, bilingual term extractionWebFree (limited version), 4.83€ / month
Sketch Engine A corpus manager and text analysis software developed by Lexical Computing.annotation, concordancer, tagging, sampling, search, visualization, wordlists, keywords, compilation, text analysis, n-grams, collocation, statistics, segmentation, analysis, crawler, parallel, colligation, annotations, tokenization, query, ngrams, boilerplate remover, comparison, frequency analysis, information retrieval, data, sentence boundary, corpus creation, duplicate remover, regex, thesaurus, meta modelling, dictionary, text-processing, xml, frequency, trends patterns, web-based, collocates, collocation analysis, word cloud, coocurence, KWIC, corpus management, multilingual, NLP, diachronic analysis, term extraction, keyword extraction, bilingual term extraction30-day free trial then starts at 4.83 €/month
The Prime Machine A user- and mobile-friendly corpus analysis toolkit (primarily concordancing) initially designed for English language teaching.concordancer, language teaching, wordlist, keywords, efl, eslMacOS, Window, iOS, AndroidFree
Wmatrix Tool for corpus analysis and comparison. Provides access to CLAWS and USAS.wordlists, concordancer, pos tagger, semantic tagger, keywords, web-basedWeb£50 per username per year
WordCruncher A tool for searching, studying, and analyzing digital texts and corpora. The tool has been tested for corpora up to a billion words.concordancer, wordlists, collocates, n-grams, keywords, key phrases, ebooksWindows, Mac, iOSFree
Wordsmith One of the most established corpus toolkits providing a variety of functionalityconcordancer, wordlists, statistics, keywordsWindows60€ per licence

Last Updated: May 15, 2022.

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