Extracting and analyzing phrases

To accurately represent the meaning of a document, it is sometimes not good enough to rely on words alone but one should look at idioms and phrases. While obtaining comprehensive list of words is easy, finding common phrases in a specific text corpus is often much more difficult. The phrase finder feature of WordStat provides such a tool. It will scan an entire text corpus and identify the most frequent phrases and idioms and allow one to easily add them to the currently active categorization dictionary.