An important note on the number of results displayed - when using the LSE Web Collection, the actual number of results does not necessarily reflect the true number of results that may be available. Querying the LSE Web Collection is a two-step process: first candidate results are generated and then the result set is refined. Currently, there is a hard limit of 1,000 candidates per search - candidates beyond this will be ignored. Not all of the information in your query is used when generating candidates, and the information used will differ from query to query; in some cases, there may be 1,000 or less candidates and all of them may be actual matches; in others, there may be many more than 1,000 candidates, but only a few of the first thousand candidates are actually matches.
For this reason, you should not for any reason use these result counts as an estimator of the frequency of your usage.
When using My Collections, the result count reflects the number of sentences out of those annotated that matched the query. Thus, estimation of frequency of usage within the sentences retrieved by your AltaVista search should be fairly accurate.
To navigate between pages of the result set, use the Prev and Next buttons.
There are three options for each result, each of which opens in a new browser window:
Annotation displays all available annotations for a sentence. This may include a constituency parse, dependency parse and part-of-speech tags. Not all annotations are available for all sentences.
From the annotation page, you can select a parse to be loaded into the tree editor by clicking the ``Use This Sentence for Query By Example'' link.
Archived retrieves the page using the Internet Archive. If the page is a part of the LSE Web Collection, it will attempt to retrieve the version of the page used in the LSE Web Collection. This version may not always be available.
If the page was part of a collection created with My Collections, all versions of the page the Internet Archive knows about will be displayed.
Current loads the page as it is currently on the Web. The page may have been changed or been removed since it was downloaded by the Linguist's Search Engine.