Insight into variation
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The nine main corpora
have exactly the same architecture and interface, which allows users to carry
out the following types of searches. One of the important advantages of our
corpus architecture is that with one simply query and one click, users can
analyze variation by comparing different sections
of a corpus; e.g. genres in
BYU-BNC, dialects in
GloWbE (or between
corpora from different countries), or across
time periods (COHA,
TIME, recent changes in
Google Books (Advanced)).
|Visualization. You can see (examples
with end up V-ing):
||Limiting and comparing sections
chart with the
overall frequency of all matching strings
individual strings (overall -
3) individual strings (in each section of the corpus:
genre, dialect, or time period)
can also limit the search to just particular sections of the corpus (e.g.
hard [nn*] in
importantly, you can compare between two sections of the corpus (e.g.
hard [nn*] in FIC
vs ACAD) -- either by genre, dialect, or time period.
Note: click on any link
on this page to see the corpus data, and then
click on "RETURN" in the upper right-hand corner of the corpus to come back to