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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 Roadmap

My current tentative plans.

Status Description
Under development
  • Add an option to use a reference word list instead of raw reference corpus files.
Plans for 2017
and beyond
  • Your suggestions come here...

Citing/Referencing ProtAnt

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

Anthony, L. and Baker, P. (YEAR OF RELEASE). ProtAnt (Version VERSION NUMBER) [Computer Software]. Tokyo, Japan: Waseda University. Available from

For example if you download ProtAnt 1.0, which was released in 2015, you would cite/reference it as follows:

Anthony, L. and Baker, P. (2015). ProtAnt (Version 1.0) [Computer Software]. Tokyo, Japan: Waseda University. Available from

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.