WebCorp Live User Guide
When the search has finished the Search Results page provides an option to analyse the collocates of your search term, i.e. the words which appear most frequently in its vicinity.
A table of frequencies for words in the four positions to the left and to the right of the search term will be produced. Choosing to exclude stopwords will filter out high frequency words (e.g. the, of). If made case insensitive the frequencies of upper and lower case variants will be combined in the collocation table.
When the search has finished the Search Results page provides options to sort the concordances alphabetically or by date.
You can sort on the matches to your query or on the words surrounding the matched text (by choosing left or right). Then specify the position of the words to sort on in those areas (in the range 1 to 9). If the sort is case insensitive upper and lower case variants will be treated the same when ordering the concordances.
To sort by date choose either 'Latest First' to have the most recent concordances shown first or 'Oldest First' for the opposite.
Filter by Date
When the search has finished the Search Results page provides two different ways of filtering results by date. Either:
1. Select a time period from the drop-down menu: in the past month, in the past 3 months, in the past 6 months, in the past year, over 1 year ago, over 2 years ago, over 5 years ago.
2. Select 'Specified range' from the drop-down menu and enter a date range in the text boxes provided. Enter dates in the form 4 digit year, followed by a hyphen, followed by a 2 digit month, followed by a hyphen, followed by a 2 digit day (YYYY-MM-DD).
How dates are detected
WebCorp uses a series of heuristics to find the last modified date of web pages, going beyond the techniques used by standard search engines. On the results page you will be presented with the source of the date, which will be (in order of reliability) 1:Server Header, 2:Date Metatag, 3:Author-Specified Modification Date in Document Body, 4:Copyright Date, or 5:Date in URL.