Concordancing Tagged Text (2)


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Now, we are going to do a concordance on a part of speech. The BNC uses mark-up like this:         


<w PRP>at <w AT0>the <w AJ0>great <w NN2>houses         


so each preposition is marked <w PRP> just before the preposition itself. The aim is to see all the prepositions in a selected text from the BNC. With a BNC text file chosen, type <w PRP>* as the search-word (the asterisk is needed because a word follows directly after the part-of speech tag) and press OK.         


WordSmith checks whether the angle-brackets are text characters or tag-openers and -closers:         




Here we answer "No". Press OK again.         




You see the prepositions and their tags (but no other tags).