Introduction to AntConc 4: Tools and strategies for creating and analyzing corpora in specialized domains


A webinar with Prof. Laurence Anthony

AntConc is perhaps the world’s most widely used desktop toolkit for creating and analyzing corpus data on Windows, MacOS and Linux machines. It has been downloaded over 2.5 million times by researchers, teachers, learners, translators and editors in over 140 countries, and is continually maintained and updated by Laurence Anthony, its core developer.

In this seminar, Professor Anthony will

  • explain how to install AntConc and start creating and analyzing corpora through its “Quick Corpus” and “Corpus Manager” tools.
  • review the main language analysis tools offered in AntConc through a case study that answers typical questions that translators and editors might have.
  • show how various file types (including .docx, .pdf, .srt, .txt) can be collected, segmented, annotated, and then imported into AntConc and used to create custom corpora for translation and editing purposes, and finally,
  • he will introduce some of the often-overlooked features of AntConc that can dramatically improve a project workflow, including its ability to import and export databases and results sets, perform context-sensitive searches using metadata, and filter results using key terms or stop lists.

The seminar will end with a general Q&A session.

Laurence Anthony is Professor of Applied Linguistics at the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Japan.

He is a founding member of the Center for English Language Education in Science and Engineering (CELESE), which runs discipline-specific language courses for the 10,000 students of the faculty. His main research interests are in corpus linguistics, educational technology, and English for Specific Purposes (ESP) program design and teaching methodologies. He received the National Prize of the Japan Association for English Corpus Studies (JAECS) in 2012 for his work in corpus software tools design

Thursday, 1 December 2022, 12 to 2.30 pm (Irish time)

Free for members of the ITIA
€30 for members of other FIT associations
€50 for all others

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This webinar will be recorded and will be accessible for two weeks after the link is disseminated.

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