Ordering the Penn Historical Corpora


To order the CD-ROM containing the three Penn Parsed Corpora of Historical English, including:
  • the Penn Parsed Corpus of Modern British English, Second Edition (PPCMBE2, release 1)
  • the Penn-Helsinki Parsed Corpus of Early Modern English (PPCEME, release 3)
  • the Penn-Helsinki Parsed Corpus of Middle English, Second Edition (PPCME2, release 4)
Please print out and submit a signed copy of the Corpus License Agreement and a filled out copy of the corpus order form, which can be obtained from the links below: The above forms should be emailed to us at akrochATgmailDOTcom or sent by surface mail. The mailing address for the forms is:
Anthony Kroch
Department of Linguistics
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Licenses for the corpora vary in price according to the size of the user community, as indicated on the order form. Payment by check, by wire transfer and by credit card are possible. The order form contains instructions for use of these modalities.

Included on the CD-ROM with the corpora is the search program CorpusSearch 2, written by Beth Randall. This program has also been released as open source software under Mozilla Public License 1.1 and can be downloaded from sourceforge.net at the project site. Updates to the program are posted to the site on an ongoing basis, and bugs should be reported there.