Corpora: Technical Documents for Corpus Studies?

Uta Schwertel (
Wed, 9 Sep 1998 15:57:20 +0200

For linguistic research on plural phenomena I am looking for electronically
available *technical* documents from different areas. These technical
documents could be (software) specifications, instructions, maintenance
manuals, system descriptions etc. The documents should be written in full
or controlled natural language (preferably English).

I need a reasonably large and diverse set of texts but found it difficult
to get freely available sources.

Does anyone know of a collection of such text types? Do there even exist
tagged corpora of technical texts?

If not, would you mind sending me your favourite technical documents?

Thanks for your help,


Uta Schwertel
Department of Computer Science
University of Zurich
Winterthurer Str. 190
CH-8057 Zurich, Switzerland

Phone +41-1-63 5 45 82
Fax +41-1-63 5 68 09