Medical corpus: English corpus from the web

The Medical corpus is a domain-specific corpus made up of texts in English related to medical science, collected from the Internet. The corpus was prepared according to standards described in the document A Corpus Factory for Many Languages (Kilgarriff et al. at LREC 2010). The final size of the corpus totals 33 million words.

Part-of-speech tagset

The Medical web corpus was tagged with the TreeTagger using the English Penn Treebank POS tagset.

Tools to work with the English Medical web corpus

A complete set of Sketch Engine tools is available to work with this English web corpus to generate:

  • word sketch – English collocations categorized by grammatical relations in the medical field
  • thesaurus – synonyms and similar words for every word
  • keywords– terminology extraction of one-word and multi-word units
  • word lists – lists of English nouns, verbs, adjectives etc. organized by frequency
  • n-grams – frequency list of multi-word units from the medical field
  • concordance – examples in the context of medicine environment
  • text type analysis – statistics of metadata in the corpus

Domain specific corpus

Avinesh, P. V. S., McCarthy, D., Glennon, D., & Pomikálek, J. (2012). Domain specific corpora from the web. In Proc. EURALEX.

Corpus factory method

Kilgarriff, A., Reddy, S., Pomikálek, J., & Avinesh, P. V. S. (2010, May). A corpus factory for many languages. In LREC.

Search the Medical web corpus

Sketch Engine offers a range of tools to work with this medical corpus.

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