[Corpora-List] BNC dates

William Fletcher fletcher at usna.edu
Fri Jan 6 00:20:40 CET 2012

Mike, http://www.natcorp.ox.ac.uk/docs/URG/bibliog.html gives dates (or "date unknown") of the sources.

Dave Lee's BNC World Index contains some additional information, but it has not been updated for BNC-XML http://www.uow.edu.au/~dlee/home/BNC_WORLD_INDEX.ZIP

Good luck! Bill Fletcher

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>Date: Thu, 05 Jan 2012 21:24:05 +0000
>From: corpora-bounces at uib.no (on behalf of Mike Scott <mike at lexically.net>)
>Subject: [Corpora-List] BNC dates
>To: CORPORA <corpora at uib.no>
> Does anyone have information on the text dates of
> the BNC (dates of publication or recording)? I have
> been parsing the headers and have managed to find
> something approximating a believable date in
> three-quarters of the texts, though surprised to see
> dates often not logged at all though sometimes
> visible e.g in the title. Perhaps there was at some
> time a log-file of some sort. Lou Burnard might
> know?
> Reason for the request is I'm developing time-line
> facilities for WordSmith 6. Grateful for information
> on BNC in particular but also other well-established
> corpora.
> Mike
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