Corpus querying

Write your query in the “Query” search bar (31), and press “Search” (34). The Corpus Query Language is described in detail in the following section. Press the button marked as (32) to use the visual query builder. Click on “Metadata” (33) to limit your search criteria using the metadata of your texts.


The visual query builder (32) allows you to form your query by selecting features of the items of interest from a drop-down list. Press “Save” to return to the search screen. Your query, “translated” into the Corpus Query Language, will appear in the search bar.


Press the button marked as (33) to drop down the Metadata menu (36). Now, you can limit your search to texts that fulfil some specific criteria.


Once you press “Search” (34), the results of your query (in the form of a concordance) will be displayed. Clicking on the word or expression of interest (37) will display a wider context and the metadata of the text. In order to download the results of your query in CSV or XLS format, choose the file type and press “Save results” (39).

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Clicking on the icon marked as (40) will allow you to examine visualisations of dependency trees. Specifically, the entire sentence, of which the word or expression of interest forms part, will be visualised. You can switch between two layouts: linear (41) and tree-like (42).

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You can hide selected nodes by placing your cursor over the selected node and clicking on the icon marked as (43). You can expand it in a similar manner. Or, you can press the “Expand all nodes” button (44).


You can save the visualisation in the SVG or PNG format (45). Additional options (46) include:

  • hiding punctuation marks (this will make the tree easier to read),

  • automatycznego pozycjonowania drzewa (po wybraniu tego przycisku analizowane drzewo zostanie usytuowane w centralnej części okna modalnego),

  • modifying the structure of the tree (specifically, modifying the positioning of its nodes).