LINGUIST List 9.1319

Wed Sep 23 1998

Sum: Word Frequency Databases

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  1. Gwen Alexandra Frishkoff, SUMMARY: Word Frequency Databases

Message 1: SUMMARY: Word Frequency Databases

Date: Mon, 21 Sep 1998 12:42:13 -0700 (PDT)
From: Gwen Alexandra Frishkoff <>
Subject: SUMMARY: Word Frequency Databases

Dear Readers,

I recently posted a query concerning word frequency databases for
English, in addition to the widely used Kucera and Francis (1982), or
"Brown Corpus." Below is a summary of reader recommendations.

1. CELEX database (Max Planck Institute).

2. BNC (British National Corpus)

3. Cobuild corpus

4. ICAME (includes ordering info. for Brown Corpus)

5. Wordsmith analysis software

My heartfelt thanks to all who responded to the query. In addition, I
located two earlier summary postings to LINGLIST on the same topic;
these can be found at
'' and

Gwen A. Frishkoff
University of Oregon

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