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Some teachers have posted videos on using StringNet

We have have been impressed by some videos by teachers introducing ways they use StringNet. Here is one created by Nail McMahon as a (skyped? and interactive) conference presentation. He illustrates and demos creative ways of using SN with students … Continue reading

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New function: Find similar words

A few months ago we changed the buttons beside our query box. Where there was one before, which said “Search,” now there are two: “Find patterns” and “Find similar words”. The first one, “Find patterns,” does the same thing the … Continue reading

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How spell: Using StringNet to fill in gaps

The data structure of StringNet (SN) makes it useful in ways we didn’t have in mind when we designed it. One of those ways is letting SN provide accurate fuller versions of expressions that we remember only partially or imperfectly. … Continue reading

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How StringNet differs from a corpus and why

The most widely known type of resource for accessing language data for language analysis is corpora. And the most common way of accessing corpus content is through concordancing software. Their most common function is the keyword in context search (KWIC … Continue reading

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What the “expand” function can do

Clicking on “Expand”: One reason we call StringNet a net is that each pattern a word appears in is indexed to other related patterns, and these relations can be navigated and explored. From any pattern listed in a search result, … Continue reading

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Adjust search results using “Search options”

You can adjust a few of the features that determine how StringNet Navigator selects the patterns shown in query results. Click on “Search options” just next to the query box. It shows three search features that can be adjusted: (1) … Continue reading

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Fixed vs variable word forms in context

Some of the patterns that are listed in StringNet search results have bold-faced words. Here’s why. StringNet searches yield a list of patterns (hybrid n-grams). Patterns are represented as strings of type labels, and there are roughly two kinds of … Continue reading

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StringNet tip: Everything is ‘clickable’

In May of this year we released StringNet 3.0 (SN 3.0), our latest version. To use it, click here. The new version includes a number of features not in earlier versions, and not all of them are as intuitive to use … Continue reading

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