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Working with Corpora: Links

LIN392 Working with Corpora: Links

Here are some links that students might find useful while taking this course. If you find additional useful links, let me know. I am always happy to add to the list.


Online texts for the course

There is no course textbook. Readings will be from the following resources available online:


Corpus studies over breakfast

How about some recreational corpus lingistics? Language Log has some fun studies, particularly in Googlometry:


Corpora

Sources for finding corpora:

  • The Linguistics Data Consortium (LDC) distributes corpora under a membership model. 
  • ELRA is the European equivalent of the LDC. It has an associated conference devoted to language resources, LREC.
  • The Corpora mailing list is devoted to work with corpora. Its archives are a good source for looking for corpus resources.

Some useful corpora:
  • Project Gutenberg has free e-books for which the copyright has expired. There are books in many languages. All those books are also available as plain text. 
  • WaCKY: web as corpus resources, huge corpora in multiple languages
  • OPUS: a collection of parallel corpora, searchable with cqp queries. (Parallel corpora have the same text in multiple languages.)



Corpus search tools

Search tools:

  • tregex: a powerful tool for searching syntactically analyzed corpora (though the query language is quite complex) (link currently unavailable, hopefully back soon)


Automatic corpus analysis tools


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