I'm an active user on the English Language & Usage stack, where questions of how idiomatic or common a particular usage is are asked with some frequency (for example, today we were asked Is it common to use “perverted” as an adjective?).
I would like to be able to answer these questions with evidence from the COCA Corpus, a powerful and popular tool in the community. The problem is, I can't figure out how to link to a particular set of results from the COCA; when using the app, all the URLs which appear in the address bar, regardless of where one is in the process, are just
http://corpus.byu.edu/coca/, which simply lead back to the generic landing page.
Ideally, what I'd like is I'd like to provide a link so the OP could see a page like this, with all 3 panels:
But I'd settle for being able to link to just one of the panels; for preference, the main panel, outlined in yellow in the bottom-right, which lists all the examples of perverted used as an adjective, but I'd also accept the panel giving measurements of relative usage, outlined in orange in the top-right.
I tried reverse-engineering this myself, but I'm stymied by the site's use of iFrames. I was able to sniff the HTTP traffic and get the appropriate query string to, theoretically, produce the content of either the examples panel:
or, again theoretically, the content of the usage metrics panel:
But plugging these URLs directly into a browser tab simply produces an error. I'm guessing the webapp is sensitive to referrer URLs or session cookies or something.
Can anyone tell me how I can create a link which would take visitors directly to the results of a particular COCA query?