Trude Dijkstra


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The EDGeS Diachronic Bible Corpus
Gerlof Bouma | Evie Coussé | Trude Dijkstra | Nicoline van der Sijs
Proceedings of the Twelfth Language Resources and Evaluation Conference

We present the EDGeS Diachronic Bible Corpus: a diachronically and synchronically parallel corpus of Bible translations in Dutch, English, German and Swedish, with texts from the 14th century until today. It is compiled in the context of an intended longitudinal and contrastive study of complex verb constructions in Germanic. The paper discusses the corpus design principles, its selection of 36 Bibles, and the information and metadata encoded for the corpus texts. The EDGeS corpus will be available in two forms: the whole corpus will be accessible for researchers behind a login in the well-known OPUS search infrastructure, and the open subpart of the corpus will be available for download.