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The preloaded text is from Robin Hood by Howard Pyle. In browsers other than Safari, you can load all of Robin Hood (included in the download) or any plain text file, but the context and part of speech filtering will work only if it immediately follows the word, separated by /. (Filtering slows the display down.) Alt-click on a node to make it the center. Shift-click on a node to get a KWIC view below. Move the tree by dragging on a node or the branches. The input boxes accept regular expressions. Search for a word, or hold shift and press return in the "Word to use" field search for the field as a regular expression. Experiment! Feedback appreciated.

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