21 Analysis Window: The Words Tab

  

The Words Tab provides a list of the words contained in the full version, a list of words in the verses contained in the current search results, and a list of words searched.

  

The Full Wordlist

The Current Search Results Wordlist

The Wildcard Expansion of the Command Line

 


The Full Wordlist

 

The full wordlist window of the Words tab lists all the words contained in the search version. The words are list alphabetically. The frequency of occurrence of the word in the version appears to the right of the word. For morphologically-tagged versions, the word is listed as the lemma followed by the parsing codes for that word. You can click on any one of the words in the full wordlist to search on that word. At the top of the full wordlist title bar is the number of words in the version.

 

The full wordlist window context menu is opened by right clicking on any word in the list. It contains the following options:

 

Copy List to Clipboard - This option copies the full wordlist to the clipboard.

 

Copy List to Editor - This option opens a new BibleWorks editor window, then copies the full wordlist to the new editor window.

 

Export List to Word List Manager - This option opens the Word List Manager (WLM) and sends the entire wordlist to the WLM.

 

When you click on a word in the Full Wordlist, the word will be looked up in the current search version. Then current search wordlist will be filled with a list of the words in all the verses in the resulting hits. The current search results wordlist and the Full wordlist are then linked. The headings to these two lists will turn green to indicate that they are linked. When they are linked, click on a word in the current search results wordlist will initiate an AND search using that word and the currently selected word in the full wordlist. In other words, and AND search will be done using the current word in each list. Initiating a search by any other means than clicking on a full wordlist word will unlink the lists. Then clicking on a word in the results wordlist does a single word search using that word.


The Current Search Results Wordlist

  

The current search results wordlist window of the Words tab lists all of the words contained within the verses listed in the Search Window search results list. The words are listed by frequency by default. The frequency of occurrence of the word in the search results list appears to the right of the word. For morphologically-tagged versions, the word is listed as the lemma followed by the parsing codes for that word. At the top of the current search results wordlist title bar is the number of words in the wordlist.

 

The current search results wordlist window shows the most common words that appear in the Search Results verses. In this way you can more easily determine if there are significant words in these verses that repeat. Repetition of words may indicate common topics discussed in the Search Results verses.

 

When you click on a word in the Full Wordlist, the word will be looked up in the current search version. Then current search wordlist will be filled with a list of the words in all the verses in the resulting hits. The current search results wordlist and the Full wordlist are then linked. The headings to these two lists will turn green to indicate that they are linked. When they are linked, click on a word in the current search results wordlist will initiate an AND search using that word and the currently selected word in the full wordlist. In other words, and AND search will be done using the current word in each list. This is a useful tool for narrowing search results and finding relevant search hits for words that appear in your Search Results verses.

 

For example, search on the word <.beginning> in the ESV. The search results appear in the Search Window. The word "beginning" is highlighted in the full wordlist. All of the words contained in the search results list appear in the current search results wordlist. (Notice that the bottom window, the wildcard expansion of the command line, contains only the word "beginning".) Now click on the word "lord" in the current search results wordlist. BibleWorks searches on both the word highlighted in the full wordlist ("beginning") and the word clicked in the current search results wordlist ("lord"). (Notice that both words appear in the wildcard expansion of the command line window, indicated that both words were search words in this search.) The search results are smaller, since the search is for both the word "beginning" and the word "lord".  Selecting a word in the Full wordlist and then selecting a word in the Wordlist for current search results is an easy way to conduct AND searches.

 

The current search results wordlist window context menu contains the following options:

 

Copy List to Clipboard - This option copies the current search results wordlist to the clipboard.

 

Copy List to Editor - This option opens a new BibleWorks editor window, then copies the current search results wordlist to the new editor window.

  

Sort List Alphabetically - this option sorts the current search results wordlist alphabetically.

 

Export List to Word List Manager - This option opens the Word List Manager (WLM) and sends the current search results wordlist to the WLM.

 

Context/Words Tab Options - Opens up a window that permits you to set various context/words tab configuration options. See below for details.

 


The Wildcard Expansion of the Command Line

 

The wildcard expansion of the command line window displays all of the words searched on the Command Line. This window is especially useful when searching using wildcards, or when searching on lemmas in a morphologically-tagged version. This window displays all the words searched, allowing you to see if you are obtaining unwanted search results. Used in this way the wildcard expansion of the command line window is a tool to help refine your search. You can also click on a word in the wildcard expansion window to search on that word. At the top of the wildcard expansion title bar is the number of words in the wordlist.

  

The wildcard expansion of the command line window context menu contains the following options:

 

Copy List to Clipboard - This option copies the wildcard expansion of the command line wordlist to the clipboard.

 

Copy List to Editor - This option opens a new BibleWorks editor window, then copies the wildcard expansion of the command line wordlist to the new editor window.

  

Sort List Alphabetically - this option sorts the wildcard expansion of the command line wordlist alphabetically.

 

Export List to Word List Manager - This option opens the Word List Manager (WLM) and sends the wildcard expansion of the command line wordlist to the WLM.

 

Context/Words Tab Options - Opens up a window that permits you to set various context/words tab configuration options. See below for details.

 

 

Context/Word Tab Configuration Options (for Morphological versions only)

 

Clicking on the "Context/Word Tab Options" selection in a Words Tab word list context menu, opens up a window that permits you to set various words tab configuration options. The two check boxes at the bottom of the window are used to set these options:

 

Keep Morphology Codes - If this option is checked, the word list will include morphology codes if it is from a morphology version. Otherwise only lemmas will be shown. This setting affects all Context Tab word lists, plus the Words Tab current search results and command line word list expansion lists.

 

Popup expanded Morphological Codes - Selecting this option turns on the display of the popup morphological codes. The codes will appear in expanded form, rather than in code form. This option only works for morphologically-tagged versions.

 

The remaining check boxes contain a list of the most important parts of speech used in the various morphological databases. Unchecking one of the parts of speech will cause matching words in the current search results word list to be removed. You could for example just limit the lists to nouns and verbs. The part of speech settings affect the Words Tab current search results word list, plus all Context Tab word lists. The Words Tab full wordlist and command line wildcard expansion lists are not affected.