RCPCE Profession-specific Corpora
The collection of RCPCE profession-specific corpora is developed by the Research Centre for Professional Communication in English (RCPCE) 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 Mr. Amos Yung (amos.yung[at]polyu.edu.hk).
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 21 January, 2019