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How to use MOA Korean/English parallel concordancer

Basic Search

  1. Choose a text file in which you want to search a keyword or phrase.
  2. Type a Korean or English keyword or phrase in the 'Search for' text box.
  3. Hit the 'Go' key.

Search Options

The default setting is 'Exact match', which will return all of words which have the search strings in those. For example, the search string 'book' will return the sentences which have the word 'book' as well as 'books, textbook, textbooks, bookkeeper' and so on.

The 'Starts with' option will return the words or phrases which start with your search strings.

The 'Ends with' option will return the words or phrases which end with your search strings.

Display Options

The default setting is 'Both Languages', which will display the search results in both Korean and English.

The 'Korean Only' option will display the search results in Korean only. However, you can bring up English translation or counterparts at any time by clicking the 'English' button in the results page. You can also display the results in both languages by clicking the 'Both'button in the results page.

The 'English Only' option will display the search results in English only. However, you can bring up Korean translation or counterparts at any time by clicking the 'Korean' button in the results page. You can also display the results in both languages by clicking the 'Korean' button in the results page.

Gap Search Strings Options

The default setting is 'No'gapping.

The 'Yes' setting will produce the search results with the search strings or words replaced with underscores. The number of underscores shows how many English letters or Korean syllables the gapped word has. In the case of English, the number of underscores matches exactly with the number of letters the words or strings in question have. In the case of Korean, two underscores means one Korean syllable. Therefore, when the two syllable word '한국' is gapped, it will be replaced with four underscores.

Highlighted Strings in Search Results

When you click highlighted strings (search words or phrases) in results page, it will open a new window displaying the whole paragraph or dialogue from which the sentence of the search strings came. This function is very useful since it is often very hard to make sense out of just one sentence without its wider context.

Others

MOA searches are NOT case sensitive in the case of English.