Lancaster-Oslo/Bergen Corpus (LOB)


LOB is a corpus of British English texts published in 1961, and is a British counterpart of the BROWN Corpus of American English. The texts were sampled to represent written British English of the time, and cover the same genres of writing as the BROWN Corpus: press reportage and editorials, books of factual writing, biographies, government and institutional documents, academic text and fiction.


1 million words


The LOB Corpus was compiled by researchers in Lancaster, Oslo and Bergen between 1970 and 1978. Further information about the corpus can be found in .

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