19 September 2008

Alignment constraints more visible in the concordances

When you request an alignment constraint, the keywords are now displayed in bold on both sides of the concordances

23 July 2008

Power user search available

The power-user search is for users who already know COMPARA well and do not need any help to use it.

10 July 2008

Frequency lists now available for English

Pre-compiled frequency lists for proper nouns and for noun, adjective, verb and adverb forms and lemmas in the English part of the corpus are now available. See Frequency lists.

25 June 2008

Improved display of distributions

Apart from the usual raw frequencies and size of the sub-corpus used, relative frequencies per 100 thousand words are now generated automatically. Also, the results are presented in a table, which makes it easier to transpose them to a database.

27 May 2008

Search within specific authors

Step 3.5 of the Advanced Search now enables you to search within the texts by specific authors. If you select Julian Barnes, for example, your search will only apply to the Texts by Julian Barnes represented in the corpus.

5 May 2008

Improved search forms

We have made a few improvements to help you use COMPARA's search forms. In the advanced search, it is now possible to use tabs to move around the form or choose the expanded view, which is very similar to our earlier interface.

7 April 2008

Plug-in for COMPARA's Simple Search available for Firefox 2 and IE 7

You can now carry out simple searches in COMPARA directly from Firefox 2 or Internet Explorer 7
To install the plug-in for Portuguese to English queries, click here.
To install the plug-in for English to Portuguese queries, click here.

1 April 2008

COMPARA has a new interface

Our original interface design dated back to the beginning of the year 2000, when COMPARA was first announced to the public. Many things have changed on the Internet since then, and we have felt the need to modernise our look. Along with the new look, we have re-designed the way you navigate through COMPARA and introduced a series of new features, which we hope will help you to get the most out of COMPARA. Many more improvements are on the drawing board and will be available soon. If you have any suggestions for further improvements or if you detect any problems in the new interface (we are still testing it!), please do let us know.