Corpus Type Frequencies Grid

Corpus Type Frequencies Grid provides an ordered list for all the words’ frequencies appearing in a corpus. As well additional columns can be toggled to show other statistical information, including a small line graph for term frequency across the corpus.

Getting Started

When you first arrive to the Corpus Type Frequencies Grid tool you will see one of two possible screens:

Corpus Type Frequencies Grid without a pre-loaded corpus. See loading texts into Voyeur for help on how to proceed.

Corpus Type Frequencies Grid with a pre-loaded corpus. You were probably given a URL that included the corpus, or you’re viewing a page that has an embedded Voyeur tool in it. If you prefer, you can also start without a corpus.

Interface Elements

Corpus Term Frequencies includes the standard set of interface elements (see image to the right). For more help with these see the Voyeur Tools Standard Interface Elements page.

Standard UI Elements

Reading the tool

The tool provides a sortable table of various statistical information. The default presentation provides three columns, “Frequencies” which provides the word highlighted in yellow, “Count” the number of times the word appears in the corpus, and “Trend” a thumbnail pic of the words trend across the corpus.

To the bottom left hand corner of the tool a set of navigation arrows allows the user to flip or jump between pages of results. As well the “Search” box in the bottom toolbar can allow the user to display a number of related words. Once the user begins typing a word the box will provide suggestions to auto-complete the word. To add the word to the tool, finish typing the word and press “Enter” on the keyboard or select one of the auto-completed suggestions. If the user does not finish typing the word and selects “Enter” on the keyboard not just one of the suggested words, but all words that match the fragment will be displayed.

Overview of Corpus Term Frequencies

Configuring the display

Clicking on any one of the down arrows to the right edge of any of the column headers will produce a drop-down menu that provides several options for configuring the display.

  • Firstly in this menu the “Sort Ascending”  and “Sort Descending” buttons allow you to sort organize the table by ordering the rows. The column on which the sorting is toggled will be the one that will determine the order of the rows, the other columns will act subordinate to it.  This however can be accomplished more simply by clicking on the column header anywhere to the left to the left of the drop-down menu arrow, clicking subsequently will toggle between “Sort Ascending” and “Sort Descending”.
  • Secondly within this drop-down menu there is also a sub-menu titled “Columns”. Hovering over this button will provide a further menu for all of the other possible column choices. Clicking on an additional column will immediately add it to the table. Clicking on a column choice that is already present in the table will remove it. The presence of a column choice in the table is indicated by the check-box to the left of the selection.


Adding and removing terms

The favourites list allows the user to compare words that are not necessarily positioned near each other in the data, or to keep terms readily accessible. To add a term to the favourites list click the check-box next to any terms and click on the add icon to add them to your favourites list. The add icon is the heart overlayed with a plus sign within the green circle.

Voyeur favourite buttons
To view the favourites list click on the heart icon. To remove any term from the favourites list select the check-box next to any term in the favourites list and select the remove icon. The remove icon can be found in exactly the same position as the add icon, however it is only toggled when a term in the favourites list is selected. Similar to the add icon the remove icon is a heart overlayed with a minus sign within a red circle.

Linking out of the tool

Double clicking on any of the words will open a new instance of the voyeur default skin with a focus on that word.


Like all Voyeur tools, Corpus Term Frequencies can be reused in a variety of ways:

  • create a link that is specific to the corpus and options that are currently being used
  • embed the current corpus and options as a tool in an external page

For more information see exporting and reusing Voyeur Tools.

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