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
WebCorp Allows corpus-type searches of documents in English on the Internet. free
CQPweb at Beijing Foreign Studies University. CQPWeb with multilingual corpora. 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  


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
WordClouds.com WordClouds.com generate Wordle 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



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.
GUM The Georgetown University Multilayer Corpus free
BFSU Corpora annotation tools Many useful taggers, including the Windows GUI version Stanford POS Tagger.
Click here for more information of the package.


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