The European Reference Corpus EuReCo

One of the main ideas of the open EuReCo initiative, founded in 2012, is to join national, reference and other corpora to comparable corpora just virtually: All corpora stay at their hosting institutions to avoid legal issues and to automatically benefit from local maintenance and curation. They are joint virtually by using the same FOSS analysis platform KorAP which allows for dynamically defining virtual (comparable) subcorpora, arbitrary annotation layers, data size, and an extensible set of query languages.

Pilot projects


Conference Presentations


  • Kupietz, Marc/Bański, Piotr/Diewald, Nils/Trawiński, Beata/Witt, Andreas (forthcoming): EuReCo: Not Building and Yet Using Federated Comparable Corpora for Cross-Linguistic Research. In: Proceedings of the BUCC Workshop within LREC 2024. Torino, Italy.
  • Bański, Piotr/Diewald, Nils/Kupietz, Marc/Trawiński, Beata (2023): Applying the newly extended European reference corpus EuReCo. Pilot studies of light-verb constructions in German, Romanian, Hungarian and Polish. In: Trawiński, Beata/Kupietz, Marc/Proost, Kristel/Zinken, Jörg (eds.): Book of Abstracts of the 10th International Contrastive Linguistics Conference (ICLC-10). Mannheim: IDS-Verlag, S. 274–276.
  • Trawiński, Beata/Kupietz, Marc (2021): Von monolingualen Korpora über Parallel- und Vergleichskorpora zum Europäischen Referenzkorpus EuReCo. In: Lobin, Henning/Witt, Andreas/Wöllstein, Angelika (Hrsg.): Deutsch in Europa. Sprachpolitisch, grammatisch, methodisch. Jahrbuch des Instituts für Deutsche Sprache 2020. (= Jahrbuch des Instituts für Deutsche Sprache 2020). Berlin/Boston: de Gruyter, 2021. S. 209-234. →IDS-Publikationsserver →Verlag 
  • Kupietz, Marc/Diewald, Nils/Trawiński, Beata/Cosma, Ruxandra/Cristea, Dan/Tufiş, Dan/Váradi, Tamás/Wöllstein, Angelika (2020): Recent developments in the European Reference Corpus EuReCo. In: Granger, Sylviane/Lefer, Marie-Aude (Hrsg.): Translating and Comparing Languages: Corpus-based Insights. (= Corpora and Language in Use, Proceedings 6). Louvain-la-Neuve: Presses universitaires de Louvain, 2020. S. 257-273. 
  • Kupietz, Marc/Cosma, Ruxandra/Cristea, Dan/Diewald, Nils/Trawiński, Beata/Tufiş, Dan/Váradi, Tamás/Wöllstein, Angelika (2018): Recent developments in the European Reference Corpus (EuReCo). In: Granger, Sylviane/Lefer, Marie-Aude/Aguiar de Souza Penha Marion, Laura (eds.): Using Corpora in Contrastive and Translation Studies Conference (5th edition). Book of Abstract. Louvain-la-Neuve: CECL, 2018. S. 101-103. →text
  • Kupietz, Marc/Witt, Andreas/Bański, Piotr/Tufiş, Dan/Cristea, Dan/Váradi, Tamás (2017): EuReCo – Joining Forces for a European Reference Corpus as a sustainable base for cross-linguistic research. In: Bański, Piotr/Kupietz, Marc/Lüngen, Harald/Rayson, Paul/Biber, Hanno/Breiteneder, Evelyn/Clematide, Simon/Mariani, John/Stevenson, Mark/Sick, Theresa (eds.): Proceedings of the Workshop on Challenges in the Management of Large Corpora and Big Data and Natural Language Processing (CMLC-5+BigNLP) 2017 including the papers from the Web-as-Corpus (WAC-XI) guest section. Birmingham, 24 July 2017. Mannheim: Institut für Deutsche Sprache, 2017. S. 15-19. →IDS-Publikationsserver