The York-Toronto-Helsinki Parsed Corpus of Old English prose (YCOE)


The York-Toronto-Helsinki Parsed Corpus of Old English prose (YCOE)


Taylor, Ann (ed.); Warner, Anthony (ed.); Pintzuk, Susan (ed.); Beths, Frank (ed.)


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English, Old (ca. 450-1100); Latin

Editorial Practice

Encoding format: HTML

OTA keywords

Linguistic corpora

LC keywords

English language--Old English, ca. 450-1100
English language--Old English, ca. 450-1100--Texts
Linguistic analysis (Linguistics)
Frames (Linguistics)

  • designation: Text data
  • size: (295 files : ca. 66.7 MB)
Creation Date


Source Description

Dictionary of Old English Corpus in Electronic Form di Paolo Healey, Antonette The University of Michigan Press Michigan: 1998 : SEENET: Society for Early English and Norse Electronic Texts


Please note that in this version of the corpus (version 2x, first made available September 2018) is the same as version 2, but is lacking the following files, as well as their POS versions, pending clarification of some intellectual property issues:

  • coapollo.o3.psd
  • colacnu.o23.psd
  • cowulf.o34.psd

The corpus is available for download temporarily from a different location: CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

The corpus contains 1.5 million words of Old English prose taken from the Toronto Dictionary of Old English Corpus, with special formatting which makes it possible to search conveniently for syntactic structure using a computer search engine.

Further information relating to the nature of the corpus and the search engine can be found at:

The corpus is based on the electronic text of the Dictionary of Old English Corpus, available at:

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