Computer concordancing history

This is a follow-up to one of my posts yesterday.

I was reading a very interesting Language Log post on Digital Humanities which made reference to Michael Preston’s “A brief history of computer concordances“.  While Preston’s article focuses more on ‘lit’ than ‘lang’ applications, it provides a succinct history of how computer concordancing has developed since its early days using tools such as punch cards. I also enjoy learning about how attitudes toward computation have evolved over time, and this article touches on that as well.


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