Full-text corpus data


You can now download the NOW corpus for offline use, including monthly updates via a subscription. To date. this has added up to about 6.3 billion words of data that you can have on your own machine. There's nothing else like it.

The NOW corpus contains more than billion words of text from online magazines and newspapers in 20 different English-speaking countries from 2010 to the current time (see sources). It is by far the largest corpus (of any language) that is available in full-text format. Most importantly, the corpus grows by 6-7 million words of data each day. This translates to about 160-170 million words each month and 1.9 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 month of purchase. You can also purchase an annual subscription, which will give you another year's worth of data (typically about 1.9 billion words each year). For example, if you purchase both datasets on November 15 2018, you would have the data from Jan 2010 - October 2018 (which was released on Nov 5; #1 below), and an annual subscription would give you the data from Nov 2018 - Oct 2019 (#2 below).

    Time period Size Samples
1 One-time purchase 2010 - month of purchase (Currently) About 6 billion words Database, WordLemPoS, Text, Sources, Lexicon
2 Annual subscription The 12 month period after month of purchase Database, WordLemPoS, Text, Sources, Lexicon

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 (at the latest). You will be notified as soon as the update is available, and you will have ten days to download the data.