FID Linguistik grants licences for individual corpora to researchers within Germany. With the financial support of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation), the FID offers corpora provided by the European Language Resources Association (ELRA).
For the researchers the service is free of charge.
Here you will find the up-to-date list of the available corpora.
By selecting a corpus from the list, you will be redirected to a web form with which you can request a licence.
In February 2022, we expanded the offer so that the list includes currently more than 300 mono- and multilingual text corpora.
The granting of corpus licences is a pilot project of FID Linguistik. The goal is to help linguists working in Germany gain access to commercial language resources. The provided licence allows download of the corpus and language engineering research activities.
In cooperation with ELRA, a leading provider of multilingual corpora, the FID developed a licensing model based on a pay-per-use principle. Currently, the FID is testing this model on selected written corpora from the ELRA catalogue.
With the financial support of the DFG, a special fund for corpus licence fees has been established. The FID manages the fund, processes the corpus requests and mediates between the end-users and the corpus provider.