Build a Simple Concordance

Introduction 

This is a recipe to build a simple concordance from a text.

Ingredients 
Steps 
  1. Get an electronic text from a source such as Project Gutenberg;
  2. Concord keywords using Find Words - Concordance Tool;
  3. Explore the resulting concordance to appreciate the keyword in its context;
  4. Export the concordance to an external editor.
Discussion 
  • Finding a Text

Possible sources for electronic texts are listed on the Electronic Texts Panel of TAPoR. When preparing text for analysis, you should be aware that academic infrastructure included in the text may obstruct reading the text for its original construction. It may be useful to remove notes and other materials added by subsequent authors from the original work. You can use tools such TAPoR Extract Text to remove added material.