Recently we changed the amount of access that users have each day. And
the limits are now based on whether a person has a premium or
academic license, rather than on "user
|Searches (click for explanation)
||Basic access (per day)
||With license (premium
|The number of
strings (e.g. *ism, fast NOUN, VERB to VERB) or collocates that
you can do each day.
|# KWIC lines
|The number of
Keyword in Context
(KWIC) / concordance lines (the word in context) that you can
view each day.
|Word pages (COCA / iWeb)
|The number of "word
pages" that you can view each day ("main" word page, topics,
collocates, clusters, KWIC, etc).
|Browsing (COCA / iWeb)
|The number of distinct words
that you case see each day as you're
browsing through the word list.
|Analyze texts (COCA)
||10 searches / 250 words each
||100 searches / 5,000 words each
|The number of times that you
can submit a text to be
analyzed (by word and phrase) each day, and the maximum
length of each text
||5 (per corpus)
|Maximum number of Virtual Corpora
that you have created for a given corpus (e.g. COCA or NOW)
|Saved KWIC lines
||5 lists / 100 lines (per corpus)
||1,000 lists: 20,000 lines
|# of concordance lines (words in context) that you have saved.
|Saved words / phrases
|Number of words and phrases that you have saved.
|Customized word lists
|Number of customized word lists that you have created.
|Number of entries shown from your search history
Why the changes?
In terms of searches (the first
section), we found that 98% of the users (regardless of "user
category") had 20 searches or less each day (the first and perhaps the
most important number shown above). In other words, for this 98% of
users, they really won't notice any difference with the new
limits. But for the 2% of users who do more than about 20 searches a
day, a premium or
academic license should be helpful.
In terms of the saved lists, most of
these features really are for "advanced" users of the corpora. But even those with "basic
access" will still be able to create a small number of saved lists -- to
see how they work, and to see if it would make sense to have enhanced
access with a premium or
Note: because the limits have been
decreased (but again, this shouldn't affect 98% of the users), there
might be a temptation for the other 2% to just use multiple accounts
to bypass the limits. Please don't do that. We review "questionable"
activity like this every day, and we have lots of logged data to let
us know what is going on. Accounts that are found to be in violation are
blocked, and the only way to unblock them is by getting a license, which
is what those users probably should have done in the first place.
Please don't risk it.