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The Oxford English Corpus

Learn about the fascinating Oxford Corpus right at the heart of dictionary-making in Oxford. With this corpus Oxford collects texts of written (or spoken) language in electronic form. Like this Oxford is able to track how language is used in real situations. Oxfords experienced lexicographers use the corpus to write accurate and meaningful dictionary entries. Read more...