ELRA-L0030 Bilingual Collocational Dictionary (Horst Bogatz) The bilingual English-German collocational dictionary consists of around 40,000 English headwords, including concepts expressed by more than one word (e.g. "environmental awareness" or "lame duck") and hyphenated compounds. It contains verbs, adjectives, synonyms and phrases that collocate with the headword, as well as the German equivalents for the headwords and their English synonyms.
The corpus on which the dictionary is based consists of a representative group of written (British) English texts, books, magazines, and quality press which runs to about two million words. All entries are based on contemporary evidence, and are typical of words that appear at least once in a tow-million word corpus. The examples and phrases are a major feature of this dictionary.
A global search will provide all collocations that can possibly be associated with the search word. A search engine, the Advanced Readerīs Collocation Searcher (ARCS), is supplied with the data and provides all possible German equivalents of the headwords. All entries are sorted according to part-of-speech categories. The latter feature makes it possible for searches to yield different useful combinations of words, e.g. noun + verb + adjective + examples extracted from the corpus + synonyms. A global search will also locate all words semantically connected with the search word in both English and German.
From: The ELRA Newsletter. Paris, France. February 1998, Vol.3 n.1, p.16.


Es ist ja wirklich erstaunlich, was es alles gibt! Man kann sich wahrscheinlich kaum vorstellen, wieviel Arbeit darin steckt. Der Aufbau und die Formatierung sind auch sehr gut, sodaß man leicht damit arbeiten kann. Harald Lohsse, Frankfurt, 1999

The Advanced Reader's Collocation Searcher
By Horst Bogatz. This is the first searchable collocations dictionary I have seen.
It can search from English to English or German to English.  (Jennifer Lai Bromley, Urbana, IL)


Useful information on learning theories. (Focuses mainly on collocations and CALL)

URL:  http://www.tesol.net/neteach/dec-1998.html

Horst Bogatz has "a great number of links to research on collocations and a review of my bilingual collocational dictionary ARCS. (The Advanced Learnerīs Collocation Searcher). The latter is distributed by ELRA in Paris. Resently he has added "an almost comprehensive list of books and articles on collocations, collocational dictionaries and data-driven learning."

URL:  http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Olympus/4631/textanal.html

The Best Search Tools for Finish Students of English

URL:  http://www.hut.fi/LangSpeech/Ruth/New/LangHelp/concordance.html

I do congratulate you on this unique accomplishment.Dr A.F. Abu-saydeh 

I find it an extremely useful tool for teachers and researchers. Thierry Lorey