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Overview INTRODUCTION to the Corpus of Historical Japanese

The Corpus of Historical Japanese (CHJ) is being developed as a basic resource for research into the history of the Japanese language conducted in the digital age. As the "readings" (pronunciations), part-of-speech classifications, and morphological information are provided for all of the texts, the corpus not only can serve in place of the traditional concordances but can also be used for more advanced searches and statistical analyses.

It is our goal in the future to make the CHJ into a diachronic corpus that covers the whole historical range of the Japanese language, including texts in Old Japanese (the oldest attested form of the Japanese language), but at present we have published the following series as one part of the projected whole. For access to the contents currently in publication, please see the pages under the links below. Users will need to access the contents through the online search engine Chunagon. Completion of a Users Licensing Agreement (separate from that for the online publication of the Balanced Corpus of Contemporary Written Japanese) is required.

Corpus of Historical Japanese

The construction of the Historical Corpus of Japanese is being conducted in tandem with the following projects:

Note for users

Presentations of research results using the Corpus of Historical Japanese must include a citation taking the general form of the example below (with appropriate modifications depending on the version and the date of access):

  • National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics (2018) "Corpus of Historical Japanese" (Version 2018.9, Chunagon Version 2.4.2) https://chunagon.ninjal.ac.jp/ (accessed October 15, 2018)

* As long as one of either the version or the date of access is clearly cited, the other can be omitted, as below:

  • National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics (2018) "Corpus of Historical Japanese" https://chunagon.ninjal.ac.jp/ (accessed October 15, 2018)
  • National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics (2018) "Corpus of Historical Japanese" (Version 2018.9) https://chunagon.ninjal.ac.jp/

In addition, if only a part of the Historical Corpus of Japanese is used, such as the Heian Period Series, please follow the citation instructions provided on the webpages for each of the historical periods that were used.

Users will need to access the Corpus of Historical Japanese through the online search engine Chunagon. Completion of a Users Licensing Agreement is required.



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Please refer to the following: The Corpus of Historical Japanese: How to apply

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日本語をはじめとする言語を分析するための基礎資料として、書き言葉や話し言葉の資料を体系的に収集し、研究用の情報を付与したものです。