European Corpus Initiative Multilingual Corpus I (ECI/MCI)
only € 50.00
The European Corpus Initiative (ECI) was founded to oversee the
acquisition and preparation of a large multilingual corpus
(ECI/MCI) to be made available in digital form for scientific
research at a low cost. The corpus has been
available on CD-ROM since 1994, and is being distributed by
ELSNET (as well as by ELDA and LDC).
Below you find a sampling of the contents of the CD-ROM. There is
also a complete listing of the
Read the READ-ME file on
Some samples from the texts on the CD-ROM can be found here.
- German newspaper texts from the Frankfurter Rundschau
from July 1992 - March 1993. Provided by
Universität Gesamthochschule, Paderborn,
Germany. Approximately 34 million words.
- French newspaper texts from Le Monde, consisting of
material from September 1989, October 1989, and
January 1990. Provided by LIMSI CNRS, France.
Approximately 4.1 million words
- Extracts from the Leiden Corpus of Dutch, consisting
of newspapers, transcribed speech, etc. Provided by
Instituut voor Nederlandse Lexicologie, Leiden,
Holland. Approximately 5.5 million words
- International Labor Organisation (ILO) "Official
Bulletin, B Series". Vols LXVII(1984) -
LXXII(1989). Parallel texts in English, French and
Spanish. Provided by the International Labor
Organisation. Approximately 5 million words.
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