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Cobuild

We all have in our minds a store of words which is a partial reflection of the corpus of language in current use as well as embodied in recent literature. But even the best lexicographers strain at attempting to record usage drawing from their own experience and existing reference works.
As computer facilities became more widespread in the early 80's, the idea of building huge corpora of text data which could be indexed and analyzed for frequency and context gained currency. Collins Publishers (today part of HarperCollins) was one of the pioneers in the field, with its Cobuild project.



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