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

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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 [wordlists]

Tool Description Tags Platforms Pricing
AntConc Corpus analysis toolkitwordlists, concordancer, keywordsLinux, Mac, WindowsFree
AntPConc Corpus analysis toolkit designed for working with parallel corpora.wordlists, concordancerWindows, MacFree
CLAN A tool for searching and analyzing child language data in the CHAT transcription format.search, wordlists, collocation, child language, CHILDESWindows, Mac, UnixFree, Open Source
CorpKit An advanced modern corpus toolkit with an emphasis on visualization and annotated corpora.wordlists, parsing, concordancer, visualizationLinux, Mac, Windows (Python)Free
Corpus Presenter Tree tagger and corpus analysis softwarewordlists, parsing, concordancer, visualizationWindowsFree
HeidelGram Web-Based Tools Basic corpus analysis toolkit for the HeidelGram Corpuswordlists, concordancerWebFree
HGSimpleCorpusNetwork Batch frequency analysis on corrupted (e.g. OCR) corpus data and generation of network analysis data.wordlists, network analysisMulti (Python)Free, Open Source
IMS Corpus Workbench Tool for sorting frequencies in corporawordlists, concordancerWeb and local versionFree
NoSketch Engine Word sketches, thesaurus, keyword computation, corpus creationcorpus creation, semantic analysis, wordlistsFree
PhraseContext Tool for wordlists, concordancing, collocation, TTR, wordlists, concordancer35€
ProtAnt Tool for prototypical text analysiswordlistsWindows, MacFree
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
Textanz Language analysis program that produces frequency lists, word lists, parts of speech tags.wordlists, concordancer, pos tagger, dictionaryAny OSFree, Open Source
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: October 02, 2022.

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