#LancBox is a new-generation corpus analysis tool. Version 5 has been designed primarily for 64-bit operating systems (Windows 64-bit, Mac and Linux) that allow the tool’s best performance. #LancsBox also operates on older 32-bit systems, but its performance is somewhat limited. Downloading and running it is very easy. It is done in three simple steps: 1) download, 2) install and 3) run.
From #LancsBox, v. 5 we have added an installer, which helps to install #LancsBox onto your machine. We recommend default settings for the installer. More details about #LancsBox installation
can be found here.■ #LancsBox is safe to install on your computer. ■ Allow #LancsBox to run by adjusting security settings. ■ Follow these instructions.
Data can be loaded and imported into #LancsBox on the ‘Corpora’ tab. This tab opens automatically when you run #LancsBox. #LancsBox works with corpora in different formats (.txt, .xml, .doc, .docx, .pdf, .odt, .xls, .xlsx and many others) and with wordlists (.cvs). There are two options for loading corpora and wordlists: i) load data and ii) download corpora and wordlists that are distributed with #LancsBox.
The Wizard tool combines the power of all tools in #LancsBox, searches corpora and produces research reports for print (docx) and web (htlm).
It can be used, for example, to:
Carry out simple or complex research.
Produce a draft report.
Download all relevant data.
If you have a question about #LancsBox functionalities, please read the manual or watch video tutorials to see if you can find the answers there. If you are experiencing problems with #LancsBox, try to find the answer in the troubleshooting chart.
(c) Vaclav Brezina, Lancaster University, 2020. The development of this website was supported by ESRC grants reference ES/K002155/1 and EP/P001559/1.