The CLiC web app ( has been developed as part of the CLiC Dickens project (see [CLiC_project_page]), which demonstrates through corpus stylistics how computer-assisted methods can be used to study literary texts and lead to new insights into how readers perceive fictional characters. CLiC Dickens started at the University of Nottingham in 2013; it is now a collaborative project hosted at the University of Birmingham.

The CLiC Dickens project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, grant reference AH/P504634/1. Project team: Prof. Michaela Mahlberg, Prof. Peter Stockwell, Viola Wiegand

The CLiC web app is part-funded by GLARE. GLARE is a project funded by the European Commission within Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (reference number EU 749521). Project team: Prof. Michaela Mahlberg, Dr. Anna Cermakova.

We are grateful to colleagues who have commented on previous versions of this guide and/or the CLiC interface: Anna Cermakova, Emma Curry, Elizabeth Kelly, Lorenzo Mastropierro and Pete Orford.

The user guide is a work in progress. Please get in touch via if you have further questions or suggestions for improvement.