[Corpora-List] Free text corpora?
martin.wynne at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Tue Mar 2 23:55:21 CET 2010
Francis Tyers wrote:
> El dt 02 de 03 de 2010 a les 12:38 +0100, en/na Xin Yan va escriure:
>> can anyone tell me, if there are some free text corpora
>> for commercial purpose?
>> Thank you in advance!
> You can download dumps of Wikipedia from http://download.wikimedia.org
> -- they are licensed under the CC-BY-SA or GFDL -- both of which allow
> commercial use, providing changes made are redistributed under the same
> Best regards,
> Corpora mailing list
> Corpora at uib.no
Dumps of wikipedia may be an interesting electronic text collection that
can be used to help address various linguistic research questions, but I
think that the request was for a corpus...and a "dump" such as this
couldn't be further from qualifying as a corpus, if defined as "a
collection of pieces of language, selected and ordered according to
explicit linguistic criteria in order to be used as a sample of the
The good news is that corpora are available. If you let us know what
sort of corpus you are looking for and for what sort of commercial uses
you intend to put them to, I am sure that there are plenty of people
here on the mailing list who can help you.
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