In May 2016 we released a new
interface for the corpora from English-Corpora.org. The following are some suggestions to help
you get used to the new interface.
1. If you are getting error messages or if things
just don't seem to be working correctly, reload the corpus (click on the web
address in the location bar of the browser and press Return). If that doesn't
work, close the browser and start over. Please remember that in Chrome, you
sometimes need to wait 3-4 minutes before starting the browser again, in order
for it to completely start over.
2. Make sure that you use the
new help files, which appear to the right of
the search form (or in the right-most tab, on a mobile phone).
3. If you continue to get error messages, there
really might be something wrong with the interface. We've tried to get
everything working OK, but sometime there are still bugs. Please follow the
instructions at the normal help page when you
4. "Known issues" (i.e. problems that we hope to
fix soon) are listed below. Please look at this before sending us an email about
5. Remember that at least for the next year or two,
you can still use the old interface if you need or want to. Just add
to the web address. For example:
Wiki old. Please
note that new features, such as virtual corpora, are not available with the old
6. You can use the old search syntax (e.g.
green [nn*]) or the new syntax
(e.g. green NOUN, or
green N, or
green _n). Click on LIST in the
SEARCH form to see the instructions.
We hope that you find the new interface useful for
your research, teaching, and learning.
(If this concerns something that was working fine
in the old interface, you might want to keep using the old interface (see #5
above) until it is implemented in the new interface.
1. Comparisons between corpora work fine, except
for CHART displays.