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The point of it…

Suppose you have identified muscle, fibre, protein as key words in a specific text. You might want to find out whether there are any more texts in your corpus which use these words.

 

How to do it

This function can be reached in any window of data which contains the findfiles menu option, e.g. a word-list or a key words list.

find_files_menu

It enables you to seek out all text files which contain at least one mention of the words you have marked or selected. Before you click, choose the set of texts which you want to peruse. (If you haven't, the function will let you use the text(s) the current key words or word-list entries are based on.)

 

find_files_result

Here we have a keywords list based on a Chinese folk tale with two items chosen by marking. The text files to examine in this case are all the Shakespeare tragedies...

 

What you get

A display based on all the words you marked, showing which text files they were found in and how many of each word were found. If you double-click as shown

 

find_files_see_text

you'll get to see the source text and can examine each of the words, in this case the four tokens of the type dream.

 

See also: searching.