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Installing CorpusTool

Get the current version of CorpusTool (Windows: 2.8.14, Mac: version 2.8.16):

For Macintosh running Maverick, you will need version 2.8.16, which fixes some problems introduced by Apple in this version of the operating system. See note below for getting around Apple's overly fascist installation restritions.


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New UAMCT 3.0 Beta version now available

This is the THIRD beta release (Sunday, 7th July, 2013). Documentation is almost totally lacking, although look at the Release Notes for description of new features, and also the tutorial for getting started here.


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  • Windows Users:
    • If the tool crashes on launch for you, and you have an OS in Chinese, Korean, etc., then version 2.8.12 may fix this problem.
    • Microsoft Vcredist: From version 2.7 on, you may need to install the following software from Microsoft here. This is only needed if, after installing, the application fails to launch.
    • Java Run Time: if you want to use the automatic parser (English only), you will need Java installed on your machine. This can be obtained from: here. Note: most machines will have this already installed.
    • Windows user of lab machines: if you have trouble installing UAM CorpusTool due to install restrictions, try this version, unzips on your desktop or pen drive.
  • MacOSX Users:
    • Due to Apple being fascist dictators, it has become difficult for anyone to distribute applications on Macintosh without paying Apple $100 per year.
      After installing CorpusTool on a Mac running Mountail Lion or beyond, the first time you try to run UAM CorpusTool, you may be told the software cannot be installed because it is from an unidentified developer.
      To get around this problem, you can do the following:
      1. Find UAM CorpusTool in the finder.
      2. Right Click on the application (control-click if you have an older mac).
      3. Select "Open".
      4. A window shoud appear appear saying "UAM CorpusTool is from an unidentified developer. Do you want to open it?" Click on "Open".
      5. After this, other attempts to open UAMCT should open it in the normal manner.


  • Switching to 2.7: Note: if you have a code-document layer, if you upgrade to version 2.7, you will need to upgrade all your machines to 2.7, as the project won't work properly on older versions.
  • Right to left text (Arabic, Hebrew, etc.) is displayed left-to-right. Waiting on the programming language I use to develop this capability.

Release Notes for current version

The release notes for the latest version are available from: here.

Some Sample Projects

Some sample UAMCT projects are available below. After installing CorpusTool, you can unzip this archive, and click on the XXX.ctpr file in the folder to open the project (where XXX varies from project to project):

  • Entity annotation: Finance.zip: This is the start of a project exploring how different political stances refer to "white hats" (people they like) and "black hats" (the enemy).
  • Multilingual Demonstration: Another sample project is available: MultilingProject.zip. This project demonstrates that the tool will work with texts in various character encodings, supporting writing systems such as Swedish, Russian, Chinese, Korean and Thai. Arabic texts don't display properly.
  • Error Analysis Demonstration: Another sample project is available: ErrorAnalysisProj.zip. This project demonstrates the use of UAM CorpusTool for error annotation, providing one layer for the document as a whole, and another for annotating Errors, using the UAM Error Annotation Scheme. A Coding Criteria Document (describing how to identify errors using the scheme) is included.

Files for ESFLA Paris workshop class

Download files from here.

Files for Coventry Workshop 2013

Download files from here.

Anke Shulz provided a guide how to brief guide to getting started with UAMCT3 for the workshop: here.

Anke also provided a guide to annotating Theme in UAMCT3: here.

How often has CorpusTool been downloaded? (since 1st Feb 2007)