Text Inspector Helps You

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– What is
    Text Inspector? –

Text Inspector is the most widely used text analyser for preparing teaching materials, tests and evaluating students’ work.

Created by renowned Professor Applied Linguistics, Stephen Bax, Text Inspector won the 2017 British Council ELTons Digital Innovation Award. Text Inspector is also supported by its academic partners, the Centre of Research in English Language Learning and Assessment (CRELLA) at the University of Bedforshire.

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Winner of the British Council Award for Digital Innovation.

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2,600,000+

Documents Analysed

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280,000+

Unique Users

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180+

Countries

Using the latest research into Applied Linguistics, our tool is trusted by universities, colleges and organisations across the world, including:

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-How we can help you-

Quickly analyse the vocabulary of your texts and get instant feedback on their overall impression, lexical diversity, complexity, and CEFR level.

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Teach Confidently

Text Inspector will help you to create materials in-line with the international CEFR grading standard and verify the appropriate difficulty, reading and vocabulary level of your students.

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Write high quality articles

Text Inspector quickly analyses your research paper, academic article or textbook and gives you a quick feedback with key linguistic statistics.

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Improve your texts

Text Inspector helps you to get a greater understanding of the parts of your texts providing you a precise CEFR level for each word such as common/rare words, difficulty level, and more.

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Teach Confidently

Text Inspector will help you to create materials in-line with the international CEFR grading standard and verify the appropriate difficulty, reading and vocabulary level of your students.

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Write high quality articles

Text Inspector quickly analyses your research paper, academic article or textbook and gives you a quick feedback with key linguistic statistics.

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Improve your texts

Text Inspector helps you to get a greater understanding of the parts of your texts providing you a precise CEFR level for each word such as common/rare words, difficulty level, and more.

Discover how each feature of Text Inspector can help you below:

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Statistics And Readability

Get a detailed overview of the language level and complexity of a text

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Lexical Diversity

Discover how diverse the language used in the text is.

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British National Corpus

Understand real-world usage in the British English- speaking world

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Corpus of Contemporary American English

Analyse texts according to use in the American English-speaking world

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Academic Word List & Phrases

Learn the vocabulary you need for academic success and improve teaching materials for TOEFL and IELTS

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English Vocabulary Profile

Understand texts in terms of the CEFR level of individual words.

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Scorecard

Get a Lexical Profile © Score and detailed information of key language metrics used in the text

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Knowledge-Based Vocabulary List

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Parts of Speech Tagger

Analyse the text and label the role it plays in a sentence

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Metadiscourse Markers

Discover the transition words that add extra information to a text

-Pricing-

Free

Monthly / Yearly

Free

Perfect for occasional users


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Word limit

250 words

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Extras

N/A

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Security

Automatically deletes data from the server after 6hrs.

Standard

Monthly / Yearly

£5.99 / £32.00

For frequent users who want to analyse longer texts, use the EVP and download their data.

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Word limit

10,000 words

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Extras

Can export data. Access to the English Vocabulary Profile, Academic Word List and Scorecard.

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Security

Automatically deletes data from the server after 6hrs. Manual data clearing.

Organisation

Monthly / Yearly

£25.99 / £270.00

For organisations of up to 10 people who want to analyse longer texts, download their data and use the EVP.

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Word limit

13,000 words

extras
Extras

Can export data. Access to the English Vocabulary Profile, Academic Word List and Scorecard.

security
Security

Automatically deletes data from the server after 6hrs. Manual data clearing.

Free

Monthly / Yearly

Free

Perfect for occasional users


word limit
Word limit

250 words

extras
Extras

N/A

security
Security

Automatically deletes data from the server after 6hrs.

Standard

Monthly / Yearly

£5.99 / £32.00

For frequent users who want to analyse longer texts, use the EVP and download their data.

word limit
Word limit

10,000 words

extras
Extras

Can export data. Access to the English Vocabulary Profile, Academic Word List and Scorecard.

security
Security

Automatically deletes data from the server after 6hrs. Manual data clearing.

Organisation

Monthly / Yearly

£25.99 / £270.00

For organisations of up to 10 people who want to analyse longer texts, download their data and use the EVP.

word limit
Word limit

13,000 words

extras
Extras

Can export data. Access to the English Vocabulary Profile, Academic Word List and Scorecard.

security
Security

Automatically deletes data from the server after 6hrs. Manual data clearing.

For Developers

Full access to our API to use in your own applications. Access from £360 per year.

Bespoke Analysis

For researchers or students analysing large texts or corpora. Contact us for more information.

For Developers

Full access to our API to use in your own applications. Access from £360 per year.

Bespoke Analysis

For researchers or students analysing large texts or corpora. Contact us for more information.

-Blog-

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Welcome to the Text Inspector Blog

Announcements

June 24, 2022

Text Inspector is the web-based language analysis tool created by renowned Professor of Applied Linguistics, Stephen Bax.

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What Are Discourse & Metadiscourse Markers?

Interviews

June 24, 2022

Metadiscourse markers are words or phrases that help connect and organise text, express attitude, provide evidence, to connect the reader to the writer and to ensure that the text ‘flows’ from one idea to the next. 

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Lexical Diversity: An Interview with Aris Xanthos

Interviews

June 24, 2022

Aris Xanthos is a lecturer and researcher in Humanities Computing at the University of Lausanne, CEO at LangTech Sàrl. and creator of the open-source software Textable.

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Lexical Profiles According to the CEFR: What Does Research Say?

Features

June 24, 2022

One of our most widely used tools, the Text Inspector Scorecard uses widely respected metrics to explain the level of text according to the CEFR (the Common European Framework of Reference).

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-Testimonials-

Elaine

Teacher and MA student in Spain
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I analysed three main textbooks used in secondary schools in the region where I live to see how much key vocabulary they shared. Thanks to Text Inspector I discovered that the vocabulary they had was from a disproportionately wide range of levels, from A1 to C2. I also found a high proportion of vocabulary not listed. Thanks! Text Inspector formed an important part of the investigation.

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Williams, Sarah

Text inspector [online]. English Australia Journal, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2018: 80-83.
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This system is ideal for language professionals, academics and students conducting linguistic research. Overall, I found Text Inspector to be a fascinating tool to explore. It is fast and comprehensive, taking a matter of seconds to produce pages of data, and it allows users to analyse reading, writing and listening texts with great accuracy and reliability. I recommend all English language institutions and teaching professionals wishing to ensure that their materials are pitched at the right level utilise Text Inspector.

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