Corpus of Global Web-Based English (GloWbE)
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The corpus of Global Web-based English (GloWbE; pronounced “globe”) allows researchers to carry out comparisons between different varieties of English. GloWbE is related to many other corpora of English available from English-Corpora.org (formerly known as the “BYU Corpora”), which offer unparalleled insight into variation in English. GloWbE contains about 1.9 billion words of text from twenty different countries from 2012-2013.
A downloadable version of GloWbE is also available for faculty and graduate student research from Abacus, UBC Library's data repository.
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