Historical collection of the Text Creation Partnership’s (TCP)
Early English Books Online (EEBO) – Phase I; Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO); Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans
This Sketch Engine English corpus collection consists of three publicly available parts of greater projects:
- ProQuest’s EEBO-TCP Phase I – 25 364 books from the EEBO collection from the years 1473–c.1700
- Gale Cengage’s ECCO-TCP – 2473 titles printed in the United Kingdom between the years 1701 and 1800
- Readex’s Evans-TCP – 5007 books published in America during the years 1639–1800
The previous parts also represent subcorpora in the corpus. The size of this English historical collection is more than 826 million words. This corpus compilation was annotated by TreeTagger with Penn TreeBank tagset.
The corpus searches can use criteria such as the year or century published, key terms in books, etc.