You can now
corpus for offline use, including monthly
updates via a subscription. In total, this is about
10.4 billion words of
data that you can have on your own machine. There's
nothing else like it.
corpus contains data from 18,896,574 texts from online magazines and newspapers in 20
different English-speaking countries from 2010 to the
current time (see sources).
At 10.4 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. 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 June 2020, you would have
the data from Jan 2010 - May 2020 (which was released on
June 1; see the samples in #2 below), and an annual subscription would give
you the data for one more year: June 2020 - May 2021.
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.