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A freeware prototypical text analysis tool (developed in collaboration with Paul Baker of Lancaster University).

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Older Versions

All previous releases of ProtAnt 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.

User Support

Help file (latest)

Help file (translations)

Research Papers

  • Anthony, L. and Baker, P. (2015). ProtAnt: A tool for analysing the prototypicality of texts. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, 20(3), 273-292. DOI: 10.1075/ijcl.20.3.01ant. [Link]

Other resources

  • French translation of paper "Anthony, L. and Baker, P. (2015)" (by Jean-Yves Préault) [Link]

Development Road Map

My current tentative plans.

Status Description
Under development
  • Nothing at present.
Plans for 2018
and beyond
  • Add an option to use a reference word list instead of raw reference corpus files.
  • Your suggestions come here...

Citing/Referencing ProtAnt

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

For example if you download ProtAnt 1.2.1, which was released in 2017, you would cite/reference it as follows:

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.