text type

a text type is a term used when talking about text corpora which refers to values assigned to structures (e.g. documents, paragraphs, sentences and others) inside a corpus. Text types are sometimes called metadata or headers. Text types can refer to the source (newspaper, book etc.), medium (spoken, written), time (year, century) or any other type of information about text. Not all corpora have documents annotated for text types. Corpora can be divided into subcorpora based on text types and searches and other analysis can be performed only on texts belonging to the selected text type.