You can now
corpus for offline use, including monthly
updates via a subscription. In total, this is about
13.6 billion words of
data that you can have on your own machine. There's
nothing else like it.
corpus contains data from 23,961,602 texts from online magazines and newspapers in 20
different English-speaking countries from 2010 to the
current time (see sources).
At 13.6 billion words, it is by far the largest corpus (of any language) that
is available in full-text format. Most importantly, the
corpus grows by 7-8 million words of data each day. This translates to about
190-220 million words each month and more than 2 billion
words each year. (See
totals by month.) If you're interested in what's going on
in English up to and including right now, this is by far
the best corpus available.
When you purchase the
full-text data from NOW, you get all of the data up
through the previous month. You can also purchase an
annual subscription, which will give you data for the
next 12 months (typically about
2.2 billion words each year).
For example, if you
purchase both datasets on 15 October 2021, you would
have the data from Jan 2010 - September 2021 (which was
released on 1 Oct 2021; see the samples in #2 below),
and an annual subscription would give you the data for
one more year: October 2021 - September 2022.
If you purchase just #1
above, it would be the price of
one corpus, and there would be a
discount for purchasing both
corpora (#1 and #2) at the same time.
Note also that the monthly updates will be
released at the beginning of the following month. You will be notified
by email as soon as the update is available, and you will have
ten days to download the data.