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OVERVIEW
WordCruncher is a text retrieval and analysis software program that people may download for free onto a personal computer via the program‟s website on the World Wide Web. According to its' dedicated website, wordcruncher.com, the software program is able to index texts and search them by its vocabulary terms. Additionaly, users may search a variety of languages. According to Irizarry (1989) the program “consists of two parts, IndexETC, which automatically inserts reference code numbers in the text and creates indexed word lists, and ViewETC, which manipulates the indexed data.” Unlike a regular print concordance, the software and online platform allows users to not only perform more complex word searches in texts but also add tags, graphics, and hyperlinks to these text documents. WordCruncher also allows users to create analytical reports based on their searches.