Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 49.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Date: Sat, 26 May 2001 06:33:22 +0100
From: Jack Lynch <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: 15.046 fsconcordance? "Internet researcher"?
Kirk Lowery writes:
Apparently, the UPenn server no longer has Meng Weng
Wong's Perl concordancer "fsconcordance.pl". I've looked
If someone could send me a copy, or point me to a working
URL, I'd be grateful.
I saved a copy when I worked with Meng, and have just put it
on-line. There are two files, and to be honest I can't recall
the difference between the two versions. One is considerably
longer than the other, so perhaps it represents a later stage of
development. I was just able to get the shorter one, fsc.pl, to
work, but fsc refused to cooperate -- but then, I put little time
In any case:
For those who don't know it, fsconcordance was written by Meng
Weng Wong (then an undergraduate) in '94 or '95. It takes a text
file and generates an HTML file from it, with each word marked
with a <a name=""> tag. It then creates a series of HTML
concordances: one for each word, then one for each two-word
phrase, another for each three-word phrase, and so on; the
concordances are hyperlinked to the complete text, so you can
jump to the place each phrase appears. It can also work on more
than one text file at once, allowing you to spot shared
collocations in several files. Very handy.
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