I found a paper http://www.cs.jhu.edu/~anni/papers/alnc_lrec14.pdf that has made this epic text corpus of over 1 billion words available somewhere, but I can't find it anywhere online.

The paper says

Version 1.0 is available for research use

Does anyone have a working link?

  • Is it possible to contact the authors of the paper? May 17, 2019 at 8:31
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    @jknappen I've contacted them yesterday and got a reply! If I get a link, I'll see if I can post it here too
    – Joe B
    May 17, 2019 at 16:25

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I contacted a couple of the authors and got some links!

The primary author said:

You can download the raw corpus here: www.cs.jhu.edu/~anni/ALNC/030314corpus.cleaned.tgz

And the preprocessed corpus here: www.cs.jhu.edu/~anni/ALNC/030314corpus.splittoklc.tgz

Note that these files contain version 1.1 of sorts; slightly more data than reported in the LREC paper. Each file is about 8GB.

I will update when I have the complete uncompressed sizes.

  • Do you have any information if they have updated the corpus? Or is it the same as of 20XX?
    – user27912
    Feb 5, 2020 at 22:53

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