Other Corpora Resources

(Last updated on: 28 November 2018)

 

Online Corpus

PolyU Language bank Over 36 mil words of multilingual, multi-genre corpora free
RCPCE Profession-specific Corpora A large collection of texts used in different professions in Hong Kong free
A Query to Internet Corpora (Leeds U) Updated general-purpose online corpora with different languages  
British National Corpus (1980-1993) A standard English corpus often used as a reference corpus.  
British Academic Written corpus (BAWE) A 6- mil- word collection of student essays in different disciplines  
Business Letter Corpus A corpus with different English letters  
BYU Corpora A collection of mega-corpora, including such as BNC and NOW (New words from 2010 to yesterday)  
The Corpus of Contemporary American English
(COCA ,1990-present)
Representative of modern American English  
Time Magazine (1923-2006) A corpus for diachronic language study free
GloWbE (Global Web-Based English) 1.9 billion words of English used in 20 countries free
MICASE Transcripts of a wide range of spoken academic texts from Michigan University. free
The Oxford Text Archive The  Archive develops, collects, catalogues and preserves a variety of electronic literary and linguistic resources  free
WebCorp Allows corpus-type searches of documents in English on the Internet. free
CQP Web for Language Corpora A collection of corpora created by the Language and Mutilmodal Analysis Lab(LAMAL), Department of English, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University free
Fashion Communication Corpus (FCC) A 1 million-word texts obtained from fashion magazines, literature, journals, websites etc. free
Enron email corpus Enron email data sets compiled at UK Berkeley free
Corpora maintained by Geoffrey Sampson A collection of different texts  

 

Parallel Corpus

Bilingual Parallel Corpora of Chinese Classics Parallel texts of Chinese classic novels and government documents  
English-Chinese parallel concordancer A collection of novels, fables and essays free

 

Text Archive

The Gutenberg Project The pioneering project designed to make non-copyright text available electronically free
Internet Archive The Internet Archive Text Archive contains a wide range of fiction, popular books, children's books, historical texts and academic books. free
Internet Archive: Wayback Machine The Wayback Machine is a digital archive of the World Wide Web and other information on the Internet. You can check the Wayback Machine for archives of a website. free

 

Word Cloud

Voyant Tools To create word cloud based on frequency free
Wordle Wordle is a tool for generating "word clouds" from text that you provide. free

 

Corpus Tools

AntConc A freeware concordance program for Windows. Please visit Laurence Anthony's Website for the complete list of software. free
AntCorGen A freeware discipline-specific corpus creation tool. free
ConcGram 1.0 ConcGram 1.0 is a corpus linguistics software package which is specifically designed to find all the co-occurrences of words in a text or corpus irrespective of variation.  
ConcGramCore ConcGramCore is an open source corpus linguistics software package for corpus linguists to find all the co-occurrences of words in a text or corpus irrespective of variation. The software is in continous development. free
ParaConc A bilingual or multilingual concordancer that can be used in contrastive analyses and translation studies free trial
WordSmith Tools Concordancing, word lists, key words  
Leximancer Lexical analysis free trial
WMatrix In addition to frequency lists and concordances, WMatrix extends the keywords method to key grammatical categories and key semantic domains. free trial
Sketch Engine Sketch Engine can provide a one-page summary of the word’s grammatical and collocational behavior, showing the word’s collocates categorised by grammatical relations.  
ATLAS.ti (7) For qualitative data analysis and discourse analysis free trial
NVivo (10) For qualitative data analysis and discourse analysis  
kfNgram kfNgram makes n-gram indices of any text(s) you give it, similar to WordSmithTools' Cluster function. free
The IMS Open Corpus Workbench   free

 

Lexical Analysers

The Ultimate Research Assistant Lexical semantic thematic analysis of web documents free

 

Taggers

CLAWS Word class (part-of-speech) tagger free
Stanford Log-linear Part Of Speech tagger Different software for POS tagging free
Stanford CoreNLP online engine Online interface of the Stanford CoreNLP software.
Click here for more information of the package.
free
GUM The Georgetown University Multilayer Corpus free

 

Phonetic Analysis

Praat Praat (the Dutch word for "talk") is a free scientific software program for the analysis of speech in phonetics. free
EMU (The Emu Speech Database System) EMU is a collection of software tools for the creation, manipulation and analysis of speech databases. free
WaveSurfer WaveSurfer is an Open Source tool for sound visualization and manipulation. free
SpeechAnalyzer Speech Analyzer is a computer program for acoustic analysis of speech sounds. free

 

Development Workbench

KPML Workbench for developing grammatical descriptions and defining computational grammars free
TermBase Database for developing and storing terminologies free

 

Descriptive Resources

WordNet A lexical database organizing nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs into synonym sets, each representing one underlying lexical concept. free
FrameNet A lexical database containing around 1,200 semanticframes, 13,000lexical units and over 190,000 example sentences. free 

 

Statistical Tools

SPSS A famous advanced statistical and analytic tools.  
R Project A free package for statistical computing and graphics free
GNU PSPP A free program for statisical analysis. It is a free as in freedom replacement for the proprietary program SPSS, and appears very similar to it with a few exceptions. free
Sample Size Calculator An online calculator to find out the sample size based on the set confidence level and confidence interval. Useful for quantitative research sampling. free