Anyone know if there is a way to obtain the OCR txt files from the British Newspaper Archive via some bulk download API?
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This is the British Newspaper Archive: http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/
It's provided in partnership with the British Library according to the footnotes on the site. The site has a service fee to use it and has severe limits on the number of pages you can view per month (3000). I'm wondering if there is an alternative method of accessing the digitized newspapers for research purposes. My thoughts are that perhaps you are just paying for the nice interface and then maybe the British Library has some other way of accessing the OCR texts.
This might be wishful thinking that such an alternative exists. If no alternative exists, it definitely makes you appreciate Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/).