Is there a library of public domain / CC-BY-SA english texts, written later than 1990? I need it to build a corpora with links to full texts, which isn't possible with copyrighted material. At the same time I would like this corpora to be up-to-date with current state of the language.

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    Literature, or just English language text?
    – philshem
    Sep 24, 2015 at 13:46
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    @philshem any kind of text, not necessary literature, but I wish I would find mixed content: literature, news, articles, etc to build complete and precise corpora Sep 24, 2015 at 16:09

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Some ideas coming to my mind:

  • Wikibooks
  • Wikipedia (dump)
  • other specialised wikis, e.g. for cooking recipes
  • fan fiction sites
  • obvious, but you may overlook it: The content of the stack exchange sites (Science Fiction and World Building may be of special interest to you)
  • Great list and the last item in particular, tnx! Sep 25, 2015 at 16:03

Arxiv.org is a repository of scientific pre-prints.

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Many papers can be accessed in TeX typesetting format (in addition to PDF, PS).


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