Text Mining Early Printed English

EEBO-TCP Key Words in Context

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This version of Key Words in Context supports the following types of queries:

  • Single-term searches: Simply type in a word
  • Wildcard searches: Use asterisk to represent any number of characters, or question mark to represent one character (i.e., sh*less, which will find "shirtless", "shameless", etc.
  • Fuzzy searches: Type in a word or words, followed by a tilde and a number representing an edit distance between words (e.g., tree~1). Solr should find within within the edit distance.
  • Regex searches: Enter a regular expression, wrapped in '/' (e.g., /tree.*/). Note that we assume that the regex starts with the first letter of the word and ends with the last letter (i.e., a regex like /tree./ is processed as if it was written /^tree.$/).
  • Multi-word searches: Type in the words, wrapped in quotation marks (e.g., "mighty king")
  • Proximity searches: To find words which occur within an edit distance of each other, wrap the words in quotation marks, followed by a tilde and a number representing the distance (e.g., "band rabble"~4).

When narrowing searches by author and/or title, it isn't necessary to enter the complete author name or title; instead, one work is often enough.

You can use Key Words in Context to see if work by an author is available in data. Leave the Search Pattern blank, enter part of the author's name in the Author field (e.g. Gower), and click View Words. The results will be a list of the works by the author contained in our corpus.

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Anupam Basu, Stephen Pentecost

Anupam Basu