The Vocabulary Editor

is used to create and maintain vocabulary lists including stoplists.

Vocabulary editor

There are two ways to speed up the process of developing a vocabulary list for application to one or more texts. 

1) Clicking on Open a text file ... from the Edit menu allows items to be dragged and dropped directly from a text file into the lists being edited. 

Clicking on List words in text ... will display the words in any selected text file which are not present in the current list or have not already been considered for inclusion in it. These appear in a window to the right of the editor. With the left mouse button depressed, you can drag and drop words from this window into the list displayed, as new main entries or related items. With the  left mouse button:clicking on 'Words >' reverses the order of the items listed, and clicking on 'Freq. ' causes the columns to swap positions. Clicking on the column headers using the right mouse button switches the listing between alphabetical and frequency order. 


2) By clicking on List words in text, with or without applying an existing stoplist of words to be ignored in listing the contents of a file, items can also be dragged and dropped as required into a list under construction. If  List words in text is applied to a sequence of  texts, with the intention of developing a vocabulary list for the purpose of comparing them, words which have already been considered are progressively disregarded but  may be viewed and edited by clicking on the button marked Stoplist. On closing the stoplist window, or finishing work for the time being on a particular search list, you will be prompted to save the accumulated results of the process in the current stoplist for later reference.