Excellent news! A couple of days ago, Andrew Hardie released a virtual machine with a preconfigured version of CQPweb installed:
> From: a.hardie(*at*)lancaster.ac.uk
> To: cwb(*at*)sslmit.unibo.it
> Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2015 05:20:33 +0000
> Subject: [CWB] Announcing CQPwebInABox
> Hi everybody,
> This is just a quick note to announce the availability of CQPwebInABox
> – a virtual machine image containing a pre-installed copy of CQPweb.
> This is designed to get beginners past the hump of having to install
> all the different components.
> The image (1.6GB) can be downloaded here:
> To run it, you will need to install VirtualBox (although I believe
> other virtualisation tools can also use the same file format, I haven’t
> yet tested this).
> You can get VirtualBox here:
> Then “import appliance” from the .ova download.
> The virtual machine runs Linux – however, I have set it up in such a
> way as to make the interface as similar to Windows as possible. So
> don’t fear the Linux!
> I will create some video tutorials & put them on YouTube as soon as I can.
> Feedback welcome.
CQPweb is a web-based graphical user interface (GUI) for some elements of the CWB – and in particular, the CQP query processor.
CQPweb is designed to replicate the user-interface of the popular BNCweb tool, which also (in its most recent versions) uses CQP as a back-end. Like BNCweb, CQPweb uses a database alongside the CWB to provide extra functions beyond those built into CWB/CQP. However, unlike BNCweb, CQPweb can be used with any corpus.
CQPweb is especially suitable for students, non-linguists, and others for whom a Unix-like command-line is a terrifying prospect. […]
[More] screenshots of CQPweb can be downloaded from this link.
Source: http://cwb.sourceforge.net/cqpweb.php [accessed: 14/01/2014]