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.


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

text-fabric org/repo

(More details in tf.server.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

Text-Fabric 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

Text-Fabric API

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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