BYU interface update

Mark Davies, the brains behind the Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA) and tools like wordandphrase, has announced that a new interface for the BYU collection of corpora will be released in May.

The current interface is great, imo, but has a learning curve that diminishes its utility for non-researchers (teachers and students). The new interface, I’m guessing, will be more ‘user-friendly’ and accessible for everybody. The announcement says it will be more compatible with tablets and phones than the current interface, too.

Two new corpora have also been announced, including a 3 billion word news corpus that will be updated daily!

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