S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 28 Number 1/4 (1992)
100 Million Words of English: The British National Corpus (BNC)
- Leech, Geoffrey Neil
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- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.28 No.1, pp. 1-13
- This paper is a brief decription of the British National Corpus (BNC) project, which is a collaboration between commercial and academic partners. The "100 million words of English" corpus is intended to be representative of a whole range of English language currently used in speech and writing. The main tasks of corpus development can be listed as: corpus design, acquisition and preparation of data, corpus processing and making corpus material available to end-users. The focuses on four main areas of application, i.e. linguistic research, reference publishing, natural language processing by computer and language teaching.