The Balanced Corpus of Contemporary Written Japanese (link) is a useful resource but I realized recently that I was not using it correctly. The searches I did on it seemed to produce different results to other users, so I knew I was doing something wrong. I was wondering if someone could provide an overview of the basics of searching for terms on that site - I am not experienced searching corpora even in English, so it can be even more confusing doing it in Japanese.

Very simple explanations and examples would be greatly appreciated.

  • Do you perhaps have an account of 中納言? Jun 24, 2018 at 19:09
  • @broccoliforest Yes I do
    – kandyman
    Jun 25, 2018 at 12:05
  • Oh, then it'll be surely complicated. It has a manual (Japanese) inside the logged-in site, but I don't think I grasped all the functions. Jun 25, 2018 at 17:26

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The site I was using is very simple. Please check:


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