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British National Corpus

Description: The British National Corpus contains over 100 million words of modern British English, taken from 4124 modern spoken and written texts. Each text is marked up in SGML with each word automatically assigned a parts of speech code, and each text segmented into orthographic sentence units. The Corpus comes with its own search and retrieval software, SARA. Licensing is currently only available for research purposes within the EU, though negotations to make arrangements for the rest of the world are currently underway.

A BNC Sampler on CD-ROM which will contain 1.8% of the entire corpus is in production. The sampler comes bundled with the SARA corpus searching system and will be distributed on a single CD, to be used in stand-alone mode on a single PC-compatible computer, or networked over a PC-network.

Requirements: Currently any ISO 9660 compatible Unix system. CD-ROM and Web version are undergoing testing.

Further information: from the BNC web page at http://info.ox.ac.uk/bnc

Distributor: British National Corpus, Oxford University Computing Services, 13 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN. Tel. 01865 273280; Fax. 01865 273275. Email: natcorp@oucs.ox.ac.uk

Price: £220 plus VAT (includes 5-year BNC licence).

Version available at CTI Centre: Current.

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