Category Archives: English

Read this: You can only query and download sentence shuffles!

As explained in Section 4.1 of Roland Schäfer (2015) Processing and querying large web corpora with the COW14 architecture, we have to take certain measures in order to stay within the bounds of German copyright laws. This means that we only release sentence shuffles, i.e., corpora which are just bags of sentences. In other words, there are no documents in released versions of COW corpora, just single sentences without contexts. The original URL plus some other meta data are recorded for each sentence, however.

ENCOW16

ENCOW14 is the English web corpus by COW created with the 2016 technology of the COW initiative. Available through the portal for COW corpora at webcorpora.org running our custom Colibri² corpus portal software. Continue reading

ENCOW14

ENCOW14 is the English web corpus by COW created with the 2014 technology of the COW initiative. Available through the portal for COW corpora at webcorpora.org running our custom Colibri² corpus portal software. Continue reading