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Using VOICE-Online

5 Working with output

This section offers information on two additional features which can be used when working with output of corpus searches: the context menu and the speaker information pop-up.

5.1 Context menu for search results

When presented with the search results, there are three main options via a context menu: bookmarking an utterance (bookmark), navigating to a complete corpus text (view text), and increasing the scope of an utterance (inc scope).
Screenshot of context menu
The context menu for search results

The context menu can be activated by clicking on the respective utterance using the right (!) button of the mouse. Alternatively, the context menu for an utterance can also be activated by left-clicking on the panel with the triangular symbol on the very left of the search result.

The context menu is available only in VOICE style and plain style. It is not available in KWIC style.

5.1.1 Creating a bookmark

You can bookmark an individual search result (i.e. a particular utterance). This is done by activating the context menu for the respective utterance and clicking on the option bookmark. A small pop-up window appears in which a short comment can be added to label the bookmark.
Screenshot of the pop-up 'creating a
			  bookmark'
Creating a bookmark
To save the bookmark press the button bookmark at the bottom of the pop-up window. For more information on retrieving bookmarks see section Bookmarks.

5.1.2 Navigating into a corpus text

It is possible to go directly from a search result (i.e. a particular utterance) to where this utterance occurs in the complete corpus text. This can be done by activating the context menu for the respective utterance and clicking on the option view text. This brings up the whole corpus text with the selected utterance highlighted in pink in the corpus text.
Screenshot of navigating to corpus
			  text
Navigating into a corpus text

It is possible to return to the list of search results by clicking on the button last results, which can be found below the input box.

5.1.3 Increasing the scope of a search result

You can increase the scope of an individual search result (i.e. a particular utterance) to view the preceding and successive utterance. This can be done by activating the context menu for the respective utterance and clicking on the option inc scope. This feature can be used repeatedly in order to increase the scope as much as is deemed necessary. Similarly, activating the context menu after the scope has been increased allows for the option dec scope to decrease the scope by one utterance again. This can be done repeatedly until the utterance is displayed on its own again.
Screenshot of increasing the scope
			  of a search result
Increasing the scope of a search result

5.2 Speaker information pop-up

When you click on the speaker ID (e.g. S6:) in a transcript or in an utterance in the search results, a speaker information pop-up window appears.
Screenshot of speaker information
			  pop-up
The speaker information pop-up
The speaker information pop-up provides details about the speaker concerned, i.e. her/his age, sex, and first language(s). The languages are coded according to ISO standards, as specified in the corpus header.

The speaker information pop-up also provides cross references to the individual in the corpus and lists all events in which this particular individual participates as a speaker (See the distinction between ‘speakers’ and ‘individuals’ in the corpus statistics.). Additionally, it lists the role of the speaker and the speaker ID (e.g. S1, S5, etc) in the event concerned. Specifications of the speaker roles are provided in the corpus header.