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As part of the Language Researchers' Toolkit project, our researchers have created programmes to make it easier to analyse CHILDES corpora. 


This browser allows you to examine various statistics to identify which corpus to use.  

Distributional Word Classification

Use the distribution of words before or after a word to classify a set of words

Bag-of-words Incremental Generation - Sentence Prediction Accuracy (BIGSPA)

This program shows how well different statistics generate adult and child utterances in typologically-different languages.


This program produces csv files for various CHILDES corpora

Filter Combine

This program allows you to perform simple analyses on CHILDES corpora


This allows you to download 1- to 4-grams for various CHILDES corpora

Other toolkit links

There is information about other automatic tools at the toolkit page.


To cite these tools, please use this reference.

Chang, F. (2017) The LuCiD language researcher's toolkit [Computer software]. Retrieved from