#LancBox is a new-generation corpus analysis tool. Version 3 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) extract and 3) run.
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.
Throughout the tool, #LancsBox offers powerful searches at different levels of corpus annotation using i) simple searches, ii) wildcard searches, iii) smart searches and iv) regex searches.
The KWIC tool generates a list of all instances of a search term in a corpus in the form of a concordance. It can be used, for example, to:
The Whelk tool provides information about how the search term is distributed across corpus files. It can be used, for example, to:
The Words tool allows in-depth analysis of frequencies of types, lemmas and POS categories as well as comparison of corpora using the keywords technique. It can be used, for example, to:
The GraphColl tool identifies collocations and displays them in a table and as a collocation graph or network. It can be used, for example, to
The Text tool enables an in-depth insight into the context in which a word or phrase is used. It can be used, for example, to