[ExI] English corpora

Keith Henson hkeithhenson at gmail.com
Wed Aug 24 14:49:37 UTC 2016

It's possible you can do this with Moby Lexicon, but I really don't
know.  I know the guy who compiled the list if you want a pointer to

Best wishes,


On Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 7:03 AM, David Lubkin <lubkin at unreasonable.com> wrote:
> Do you know of a free corpus for English from which I could, with negligible
> effort, pull lists of words by part of speech in declining frequency order?
> For example, a list of the 1,000 most-frequently-used verbs or the 5,000
> most-frequently-used nouns.
> There are massive, wonderful corpora for in-depth language projects and
> simple short lists by part of speech but it's not obvious where I can just
> set N and part of speech and get my list.
> -- David.
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