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AntConc

A freeware corpus analysis toolkit for concordancing and text analysis.

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Older Versions

All previous releases of AntConc can be found at the following link. <.exe> files are for Windows. <.zip> files are for Macintosh OS X. <.tar.gz> files are for Linux.

Development Version

None at present

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User Support

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Development Road Map

My current tentative plans.

Status Description
Under development
  • Nothing at present.
Plans for 2019
and beyond
  • Drag and drop file handling.
  • Allow more file import types (e.g., PDF)
  • Redesign the database architecture to handle massive corpora.
  • Improve tag handling (XML/Part-Of-Speech/...)
  • Add Concgrams (Wildcard/Regex context search) option.(
  • Simplify token definition settings
  • Allow localization of interface
  • Your suggestions come here...

Citing/Referencing AntConc

Use the following method to cite/reference AntConc according to the APA style guide:

For example if you download AntConc 3.5.8, which was released in 2019, you would cite/reference it as follows:

Note that the APA instructions are not entirely clear about citing software, and it is debatable whether or not the "Available from ..." statement is needed. See here for more details.

Word frequency lists

These lists can be imported into AntConc and used as reference corpora word lists to create keyword lists.

Lemma lists

Lemma list. These can be imported into AntConc to create lemma word lists.
  • AntBNC Lemma List (ver. 003)
    • An English lemma list based on all words in the BNC corpus with a frequency greater than 2 (created by Laurence Anthony).
    • To use this list, *append* a hyphen (-) and apostrophe (') character to the AntConc token definition to ensure the processed correctly (see global settings).
  • Someya Lemma List (no hypens)
    • An edited version of the Someya English lemma list with no hypenated words (original list created by Yasumasa Someya).
  • Someya Lemma List
    • The original Someya English lemma list (created by Yasumasa Someya).
    • To use this list, *append* a hyphen (-) and apostrophe (') character to the AntConc token definition (see global settings).
  • French Lemma List
    • A French lemma list (created by Benoît Sagot).
  • Spanish Lemma List
    • A Spanish lemma list (developed by Laurence Anthony based on the list provided here).

Books/papers/websites related to AntConc

References to works citing AntConc can by found on Google Scholar here.

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