Medical web corpus: English corpus of the medical domain

The Medical web corpus is an English language corpus made up of texts collected from the Internet with the focus on the medical domain. The corpus was prepared according to standards described in the document A Corpus Factory for Many Languages (Kilgarriff et al. at LREC 2010). The final size of the corpus totals 33 million words.

Part-of-speech tagset

The Medical web corpus was tagged with the TreeTagger using English Penn Treebank POS tagset.

Tools to work with the English Medical web corpus

A complete set of Sketch Engine tools is available to work with this English web corpus to generate:

  • word sketch – English collocations categorized by grammatical relations in the medical field
  • thesaurus – synonyms and similar words for every word
  • word lists – lists of English nouns, verbs, adjectives etc. organized by frequency
  • n-grams – frequency list of multi-word units from the medical field
  • concordance – examples in the context of medicine environment


Domain specific corpus

Avinesh, P. V. S., McCarthy, D., Glennon, D., & Pomikálek, J. (2012). Domain specific corpora from the web. In Proc. EURALEX.

Corpus factory method

Kilgarriff, A., Reddy, S., Pomikálek, J., & Avinesh, P. V. S. (2010, May). A corpus factory for many languages. In LREC.

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