Bank of English

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The Bank of English is the name of the COBUILD corpus, a collection of English texts. These are mainly British, but American and Australian data are also included.

The majority of the texts are from written English, but there is also a large component of spoken data. The corpus totals 650 million running words as of 2012. Copies of the corpus are held both at HarperCollins Publishers and the University of Birmingham. The version at Birmingham can be accessed for academic research.

The Bank of English forms part of the Collins Word Web together with the French, German and Spanish corpora.

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