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A freeware prototypical text analysis tool (developed in collaboration with Paul Baker of Lancaster University).

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Older Versions

All previous releases of ProtAnt 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.

User Support

Help file (latest)

Help file (translations)

Research Papers

  • Anthony, L. and Baker, P. (2015). ProtAnt: A tool for analysing the prototypicality of texts. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, 20(3), 273-292. DOI: 10.1075/ijcl.20.3.01ant. [Link]

Other resources

  • French translation of paper "Anthony, L. and Baker, P. (2015)" (by Jean-Yves Préault) [Link]

Development Road Map

My current tentative plans.

Status Description
Under development
  • Nothing at present.
Plans for 2018
and beyond
  • Add an option to use a reference word list instead of raw reference corpus files.
  • Your suggestions come here...

Citing/Referencing ProtAnt

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

For example if you download ProtAnt 1.2.1, which was released in 2017, you would cite/reference it as follows: