Computers and the Humanities

, Volume 29, Issue 5, pp 327–337 | Cite as

The century of prose corpus: A half-million word historical data base

  • Louis T. Milic


The Century of Prose Corpus is a historical corpus of British English of the period 1680–1780. It has been designed to provide a resource for students of the language of that era. The COPC is diachronic and may be considered a unit in what will eventually become a series of corpora providing access to the whole of the English language from the oldest specimens to the present. This article describes and explains the various features of the COPC.

Key words

Century of Prose Corpus COPC historical corpora literary corpora tagging text markup 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Louis T. Milic
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  1. 1.Department of EnglishCleveland State UniversityClevelandUSA

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