Tools for Corpus Linguistics

A hopefully comprehensive list of currently 280 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.

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Top 25 Tags

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concordancer 47
annotation 43
visualization 29
tagging 20
text analysis 20
pos tagger 18
wordlists 16
statistics 12
compilation 11
keywords 11
collocation 10
qda 10
readability 8
lexis 8
parser 8
tokenizer 8
frequency analysis 7
language learning 6
analysis 6
web-based 6
mixed methods 6
spoken 6
crawler 5
language teaching 5
xml 5

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Tools [tagging]

Tool Description Tags Platforms Pricing
ACTRES Corpus Browser A tool for retrieving tagged information in more than one language.taggingWebCommercial
ACTRES Rhetorical Movel Tagger A tool for tagging rhetorical moves.tagging, rhetoricsWebCommercial
almaneser / SALTA Semantic Parser and PoS Tagger for Englishparser, pos tagger, taggingFree (with licence agreement)
AntCLAWSGUI Front-end interface for CLAWS taggerpos tagger, taggingWindowsFree
BFSU Stanford PoS Tagger (Light) A GUI for the Standford PoS taggerpos tagger, taggingWindowsFree
CLAWS PoS-Tagger The CLAWS part-of-speech tagger.pos tagger, taggingWebVia licence or in-house tagging at Lancaster
CorpusExplorer A complex corpus analysis toolkit combining 45 interactive tools.visualization, exploration, tagging, text analysisWindowsFree, Open Source
DisMo An automatic multi-level annotator for spoken language corpora.spoken, multilevel, multi-layer, pos tagger, annotation, tagging
LightTag A commercial text annotation tool focused on managing and working with teams of annotators.annotation, tagging, ai-taggingWebCommercial
MAT - Multidemensional Analysis Tagger A tagger for MDA (Biber et al.) by Andrea Nini.tagging, MDAWindows, MacFree
Pattern Builder A tool helping with regular expressions and PoS tagsregex, taggingWindowsFree
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
SoMeWeTa A part-of-speech tagger with support for domain adaptation and external resources.tagging, pos, pos taggerLinux, Mac, WindowsFree, Open Source
Stanford Log-linear POS Tagger PoS Tagger (with Penn Treebank Tagset) for English, Arabic, Chinese, Germanpos tagger, taggingFree
TagAnt Part-of-speech tagging tool built on Tree Taggerpos tagger, taggingWindows, Mac, LinuxFree
The Simple PoS Tagger A simply PoS-tagger utilizing Perl Lingua::EN:Taggerpos tagger, taggingWindowsFree
TnT - Thorsten Brants's PoS Tagger A simple PoS-Taggerpos tagger, tagger, taggingWindows/UnixAvailable via Stanford
UCREL Semantic Analysis System (USAS) An automatic semantic tagger for different languages (e.g., English, Chinese, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish).semantic annotation, tagging, semanticsFree
UralicNLP NLP tools (primarily) for Uralic languagesuralic, parser, pos tagger, tagging, inflection, morphological taggerLinux, Mac, WindowsFree
Sanchay An open source multi-purpose platform focused on South Asian languages.annotation, tagging, chunkingWindows, Linux Free, Open Source

Last Updated: May 20, 2024.

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