A Gigantic Dutch-Flemish Language Project . The Corpus of Spoken Dutch
(Anton Claessens) The Low Countries - 2001, № 9, pp. 283-284
As early as 1991-1994, the British National Corpus (BNC) was set up: a huge collection of one hundred million British-English words, spoken and written in context. A medium-sized language like Dutch cannot stand still in the rapidly expanding world of speech and language technology. The BNC is the inspiration for the Corpus Gesproken Nederlands (CGN; Corpus of Spoken Dutch), a large-scale Dutch-Flemish project that began in 1998.
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