柯林斯英语语料库（the Bank of English）
一、柯林斯英语语料库（the Bank of English）简介
柯林斯英语语料库（the Bank of English）为目前世界三大著名语料库之一，该语料库（The Bank of English）为英国伯明翰大学与Harper Collins出版社合作建立的COBUILD语料库的一部分，目前固定在4.5亿词的规模，可以在线检索。
柯林斯英语语料库（the Bank of English）是从20世纪80年代开始在John Sinclair教授指导下建立的主要应用于词典编撰的一个大规模语料库。目前Harper Collins出版社已根据该语料库编撰出版了多本非常有影响的英语词，比如：Collins Unabridged English Dictionary，Collins Essential English Dictionary，Collins Pocket English Dictionary，Collins Essential Thesaurus (A-Z)，Collins Pocket Thesaurus，等等。
二、柯林斯英语语料库（the Bank of English）地址：
三、柯林斯英语语料库（the Bank of English）有关说明
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