[Corpora-List] Early 20th century British newspaper corpus

Katherine Gupta k.e.gupta at gmail.com
Mon Nov 24 17:18:07 CET 2008

Dear Eric,

Thank you very much for the link, it looks interesting. I am specifically interested in how researchers converted the newspapers into machine-readable texts, especially if they had to convert image files into text files.

No relation to Dr Gupta I'm afraid - it's a fairly common surname.

best wishes,


2008/11/24 Eric Atwell <eric at comp.leeds.ac.uk>:
> Katherine,
> The Concert Life Project http://www.concertlifeproject.com/index.html
> led by Rachel Cowgill at Leeds University used a collection of newspaper
> articles, reviews, concert programmes etc to document and study music
> concerts in nineteenth century London; does this count a C19th
> corpus? And what sorts of "epxeriences" / "ideas" were you looking for?
> Eric Atwell,
> Senior Lecturer, Language research group, School of Computing,
> Faculty of Engineering, UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS, Leeds LS2 9JT, England
> TEL: 0113-3435430 FAX: 0113-3435468 WWW/email: google Eric Atwell
> PS are you any relation of Anthea Gupta, senior lecturer in the School
> of English at Leeds University? You dont have to answer if you dont
> want to, I'm just curious!
> On Mon, 24 Nov 2008, Katherine Gupta wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> I am a postgraduate research student working with a corpus of early
>> 20th century British newspapers. If anyone here has worked with a
>> C19th or early C20th (before 1920) newspaper corpus and has any
>> experiences or ideas they would like to share, I would be very
>> grateful.
>> Many thanks,
>> Katherine Gupta
>> Postgraduate research student
>> School of English
>> University of Liverpool

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