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The concordance of a word shows its occurances in some text with the (immediate) surroundings displayed, often a line, a sentence, or the adjacent words.

Concordances can be used to study a text in detail, inspect the usage of a word in a text or corpus, to gather statistics for analyses related to collocations, distributional similarity and such.

A properly annotated parallel text can be used as a parallel/bilingual concordance, useful for translation and to study cross-language patterns.

A topical concordance is one which lists all text dealing with a subject, rather than that around a literal word.

See also

  • Concordance is sometimes meant as an inflection of concord, referring to agreement.


(KWIC: KeyWord In Context)