KWIC

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KWIC is an acronym for Keyword In Context, the most common format for concordance lines.

A KWIC index is formed by sorting and aligning the words within an article title to allow each word (except the stop words) in titles to be searchable alphabetically in the index. It was a useful indexing method for technical manuals before computerized Full Text Search became common. For example, the title statement of this article and wikipiedia would appear as follows in a KWIC index. A KWIC index usually uses a wide layout to allow the display of maximum 'in context' information (not shown in the following example).

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Compare: KWOC, KWAC, KLIC.

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