Module tf.about.use


You can work with the TF browser or with the TF API. In both cases, the data will be automatically downloaded.

TF browser

The basic command to start the TF browser (tf.about.browser) is:

tf org/repo

(More details in tf.browser.start).

Then your browser will open and there you'll find links to further help.


On Windows: You can click the Start Menu, and type the command in the search box, and then Enter.

On Linux or MacOS: You can open a terminal, and type the command there.

In your own programs

from import use

A = use("org/repo")

This A is your handle to the advanced API functions (tf.advanced).

(More details in tf.about.usefunc).

Search templates

TF has a templates-based search engine (tf.about.searchusage) which follows closely the features of the annotations to the corpus.


tablet catalogId=P448702
    case terminal=1 number=2a
        sign type=ideograph
        :> sign type=numeral


  phrase function=Pred
    word sp#verb
  phrase function=Subj


query = '''\n",
  word pos=verb
  <: word pos=noun posx=proper root=Alh


Beyond searching, you can program your own analytical methods. You can "talk" to your corpus through the high-level API (tf.advanced) dedicated to your corpus which can download its data and display its material.

You can use it together with the core API (tf.core) to

  • search your corpus programmatically by means of the same templates,
  • prepare derived data for analysis in R, and
  • create new data and distribute it to others.
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