The Fachinformationsdienst (FID) Linguistik grants licences for individual corpora to researchers within Germany. With the financial support of the German Research Foundation (Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG), the FID offers corpora provided by the European Language Resource 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 an item from the list, you will get to a web form. Please use this form to request a corpus licence.
Within the framework of the FID, the granting of corpus licences is a pilot project. 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. In the current project phase, the FID tests 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 researchers and the corpus provider.