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Collocate Finder

What is a Collocate Finder?Collocate Finder
The collocate finder asks to enter a node word and in return shows you a table of co-ocurrent words which can be frequently found in the environment of the entered node word but less frequently in the environment of other words than the entered one. These words are strongly bound to the node word and are called collocations.

Select a corpusSelect a Corpus
Each corpus is a collection of texts from a certain domain and has its own linguistic characteristics. Using this selection box, you can decide which corpus material to use for your research.
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Please enter a node word:
Left SpanLeft Span
Defines the maximum distance which words to the left of the node word may have to be considered as collocate candidates.
Node WordCollocate Finder
The collocate finder asks to enter a node word and in return shows you a table of co-ocurrent words which can be frequently found in the environment of the entered node word but less frequently in the environment of other words than the entered one. These words are strongly bound to the node word and are called collocations.
Right SpanRight Span
Defines the maximum distance which words to the right of the node word may have to be considered as collocate candidates.

CutoffCutoff
The cutoff input field limits the amount of output: The higher the cutoff value the less output you will get. It allows you to specify the number which a word pair's frequency must surpass. Word pairs with a frequency less or equal to the specified cutoff will not be considered as collocates and will not be displayed. For example, a cutoff of 2 results in a display of word pairs with a frequency of 3 or higher. A cutoff value of zero will result in a minimum word pair frequency of one, but each word pair contained in the corpus will occur at least once, so there is nothing special to them. Collocates obviously need to appear more than once, therefore cutoff 0 is allowed for testing purposes, but rather useless in language research. The default cutoff is 1 and you should always provide a cutoff of at least 1.

Stopwords

All stopwordsStopwords
These are very frequent but mostly meaningless words which are usually excluded from statistical analysis, because the results would become useless if we would include them. In collocational analysis the list of stopwords contains all words which should not be considered as a collocate. There might be some cases where you wish to include some of these words. You can do so by enabling checkboxes beside the particular stopword categories. You can determine the stopwords which are contained in any category by moving the mouse cursor over the question mark next to the corresponding category, then a small info box will appear.
are excluded from the results by default. Please check the boxes beside any stopwords you want to include:

abbreviation ?abbreviation
com, de, en, etc., i.e., inc., incl., la, ltd, no., thru, www
adjective ?adjective
above, after, almost, alone, another, any, back, beyond, down, due, each, either, empty, enough, even, every, few, former, front, full, further, her, his, its, last, latter, least, many, more, most, much, neither, next, no, off, on, one, only, other, otherwise, out, over, own, part, same, serious, several, sincere, so, sometime, still, such, that, thick, thin, together, top, up, very, well, whatever, whatsoever, which, whichever, whichsoever, whole, your
adverb ?adverb
about, above, afterwards, again, all, almost, along, already, also, always, anyhow, anytime, anyway, anywhere, as, back, before, beforehand, below, by, e.g., either, else, elsewhere, enough, even, ever, everywhere, except, formerly, further, hence, here, hereafter, hereby, herein, hereupon, how, however, in, indeed, last, latterly, least, less, meanwhile, more, moreover, most, mostly, much, namely, neither, never, nevertheless, next, no, not, now, nowhere, off, often, on, once, only, other, otherwise, out, over, part, partly, perhaps, please, rather, several, so, somehow, sometime, sometimes, somewhere, still, then, thence, there, thereafter, thereby, therefore, therein, thereupon, thick, thin, though, thus, together, too, top, under, up, upon, very, what, when, whence, whenever, whensoever, where, whereby, wherefor, wherein, whereon, whereto, whereunto, wherever, whither, whole, why, yes, yet
article ?article
a, an, la, the
conjunction ?conjunction
albeit, although, and, as, because, but, for, how, however, if, neither, nor, not, once, only, or, since, so, than, that, though, und, until, when, whence, whenever, whensoever, where, whereafter, whereas, whereat, wherefrom, wherein, whereinto, whereof, whereto, whereunto, whereupon, wherever, wherewith, whether, while, whilst, whither, why, yet
contraction ?contraction
can't, couldn't, hasn't
determiner ?determiner
few, my, our, their, these, this, those, what
interjection ?interjection
enough, no, there, uh, well, what, whatever, why, yes
metric unit ?metric unit
are, last, m
noun ?noun
above, all, anybody, anyone, anything, back, behind, being, beyond, bottom, call, can, detail, due, front, go, least, might, must, next, no, others, out, part, still, take, then, there, thick, top, up, well, when, where, while, whole, will, yes, zero
number ?number
eight, eighteen, eighty, eleven, fifteen, fifty, first, five, forty, four, fourteen, hundred, nine, nineteen, ninety, one, second, seven, seventeen, seventy, six, sixteen, sixty, ten, third, thirteen, thirty, thousand, three, twelve, twenty, two, zero
preposition ?preposition
a, about, above, across, after, against, along, amid, amidst, among, amongst, amoungst, around, as, at, before, behind, below, beside, besides, between, beyond, by, down, during, for, from, in, into, of, off, on, onto, out, over, per, re, since, therefor, through, throughout, to, toward, towards, under, until, up, upon, via, with, within, without
pronoun ?pronoun
all, another, any, both, each, either, enough, everyone, everything, he, her, hers, herself, him, himself, his, i, it, its, itself, many, me, mine, most, myself, neither, nobody, none, noone, nothing, one, other, ours, ourselves, same, she, some, someone, something, that, them, themselves, there, these, they, this, those, us, we, what, whatever, whatsoever, when, where, wherewith, which, whichever, whichsoever, who, whoever, whom, whomever, whomsoever, whose, whosoever, you, yours, yourself, yourselves
verb ?verb
back, became, become, becomes, becoming, bottom, call, can, cannot, down, empty, even, except, front, further, give, go, had, has, have, last, part, please, see, seem, seemed, seeming, seems, still, take, top, well
verb (auxiliary) ?verb (auxiliary)
could, have, may, might, must, should, will, would
verb (be) ?verb (be)
am, are, be, been, being, is, was, were
verb (do) ?verb (do)
did, do, does, done
verb (intransitive) ?verb (intransitive)
give, go, well
verb (transitive) ?verb (transitive)
describe, detail, get, give, go, have, out, own, up, while, will, zero