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#1 tim.mcninch

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 03:17 PM

I'd love to be able to list common phrases by frequency in a particular book, or in the HB overall. Anyone know if there's a way to search for, say, two-word phrases, three-word phrases, four-word phrases... and see what the most frequent ones are? Then I could build a vocabulary list of full phrases, rather than just isolated words. Suggestions?



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Posted 18 May 2019 - 10:45 AM

Phrases as such are not defined, so you cannot get a count of any and all phrases. You can look for phrases that are repeated within a Scope such as a chapter (Book would be a very slow search) and this would give you a clue as to which specific phrases to search for.

 

Here is an example of a search for two-word phrases repeated within a chapter of Genesis, and the WITHIN allows for one word separation such as a particle.

 

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However the Analysis still gives you words not phrases so you will need to check the count of both lists of words and guess which phrases occurred most often.

 

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 11:03 AM

Thanks for your help, Helen. That gets me partly down the road! Using the analysis window doesn't help much, but I can scroll through the results in the main panel to see them in context. That's something! I'll keep fiddling to see if there's a way to get what I'm looking for...






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