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A freeware corpus analysis toolkit for concordancing and text analysis.

Older Versions

All previous releases of AntConc can be found at the following link. <.exe> files are for Windows. <.zip> files are for Macintosh OS X. <.tar.gz> files are for Linux.

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Development Roadmap

My current tentative plans. If you would like see others, please feel free to suggest them on the AntConc Discussion group.

Status Description
Under development
  • Drag and drop file handling.
  • Add the ability to save the results from the 'Plot' tool to an image file.
  • Generate sampled results (e.g., Every Nth hit in KWIC).
  • Add more statistical measures
  • Allow more file import types (e.g., PDF)
  • Redesign the database architecture to handle massive corpora.
  • Improve tag handling (XML/Part-Of-Speech/...)
  • Add Concgrams (Wildcard/Regex context search) option
  • Simplify token definition settings
  • Allow localization of interface
Plans for 2015
and beyond
  • Your suggestions come here...

Citing/Referencing AntConc

Use the following method to cite/reference AntConc according to the APA style guide:

Anthony, L. (YEAR OF RELEASE). AntConc (Version VERSION NUMBER) [Computer Software]. Tokyo, Japan: Waseda University. Available from

For example if you download AntConc 3.4.3, which was released in 2014, you would cite/reference it as follows:

Anthony, L. (2014). AntConc (Version 3.4.3) [Computer Software]. Tokyo, Japan: Waseda University. Available from

Note that the APA instructions are not entirely clear about citing software, and it is debatable whether or not the "Available from ..." statement is needed. See here for more details.

Word frequency lists

These lists can be imported into AntConc and used as reference corpora word lists to create keyword lists.

Lemma lists

Books/papers/websites related to AntConc

References to works citing AntConc can by found on Google Scholar here.