RCPCE Profession-specific Corpora


The collection of RCPCE profession-specific corpora is developed by the Research Centre for Professional Communication in English (RCPCE), Department of English of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. It contains real-life texts, discourses and genres collected from different professional communities and contexts in Hong Kong. It also contains two corpora of research/journal articles published in high impact journals of up to 39 disciplines.

Professionals, researchers, teachers, students and other language users can leverage these language resources to enhance their language proficiency and professional communicative competencies.

Click here for the list of publications by users of RCPCE Profession-specific Corpora.

If there are questions, please contact our Project Associate Dr Amos Yung (amos.yung[at]polyu.edu.hk).


Choose the profession-specific corpus that you wish to search:
 
     
Professional Communication Corpora - English      
  • Hong Kong Corpus of Spoken English
  • KWIC [alpha] Part-of-speech
    ConcGramOnline
    or Speech-act
  • Hong Kong Corpus of Surveying and Construction Engineering
  • KWIC Part-of-speech  
  • Hong Kong Engineering Corpus
  • KWIC Part-of-speech ConcGramOnline
  • Hong Kong Financial Services Corpus
  • KWIC Part-of-speech ConcGramOnline
  • Hong Kong Corpus of Corporate Governance Reports
  • KWIC Part-of-speech ConcGramOnline
  • Hong Kong Corpus of Corruption Prevention
  • KWIC Part-of-speech ConcGramOnline
  • United States Listed Bank Holding Company Annual Reports Corpus
  • KWIC Part-of-speech  
           
    Political and Governmental Addresses Corpora in English      
  • Addresses by the Hong Kong Governors and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Chief Executives
  • KWIC    
  • Speeches by the leaders of Taiwan
  • KWIC    
  • Reports on the work of the government by the Premier of the State Council, People's Republic of China
  • KWIC    
  • Hong Kong Budget Corpus
  • KWIC    
           
    Academic Corpora in English      
  • Corpus of Research Articles 2007
  • KWIC Part-of-speech ConcGramOnline
  • Corpus of Journal Articles 2014
  • KWIC Part-of-speech ConcGramOnline
           
           

    The computer software used to search the corpora is ConcGramOnline© designed and written by Chris Greaves. A newer revision was developed by RCPCE in early 2019 for searching across multiple sub-corpora. You can search for a word, or a phrase, or an additional word or phrase in combination with your search word or phrase, and find examples of contextual use in concordances.

    In addition to the software ConcGramOnline©, the centre developed a part-of-speech tag search software in 2017. Our corpora were tagged with Penn Treebank part-of-speech tag set by Stanford POS Tagger. The search engine can search for any n-grams and skipgrams with a specific part-of-speech in a corpus.

     

    Click here for tutorial on how to use the ConcGramOnline©
    Click here for tutorial on how to use the part-of-speech search

     

    Concgrams, ConcGram© and ConcGramCore


    Please click here to learn more about concgramming, the ConcGram software or to download a free copy of ConcGramCore software that can search concgrams in your corpus automatically.




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    Last updated on 15 September, 2020