Advanced searches with regular expressions

ERI Building 363
Wednesday 14 November 2018 (10:00-12:00)

 To attend the workshop, please register with Michelle Devereux (

Instructor: Akira Murakami (University of Birmingham)
Venue: ERI Building 363


Regular expressions (regex) allow analysts to retrieve abstract patterns and perform complex searches. This session covers the use of regex to extract a range of conventional linguistic constructions such as progressive aspect and passive voice. We will primarily use AntConc for the hands-on part but also demonstrate how regex works in text editors, which is particularly helpful in pre-processing text data.