The Corpus of Multilingual Opinion Essays by College Students

The Corpus of Multilingual Opinion Essays by College Students (MOECS)


The Corpus of Multilingual Opinion Essays by College Students (MOECS) includes following essay data.

Native Speakers' (L1) Data Learners' (L2) Data
English by native speakers of English 120 files English by Japanese Learners 79 files
Japanese by native speakers of Japanese
134 files*
Japanese by English Learners 32 files
Japanese by Korean Learners 55 files*
Japanese by Taiwanese Learners 57 files*
Note 1. Korean and Taiwanese writers wrote an essay in their first language after writing a Japanese essay. The data is available here. 2. The data with an asterisk (*) were originally collected for the Nihon Kankoku Taiwan-no Daigakusei-niyoru Nihongo Ikenbun Detabesu (The Database of Japanese Opinion Essays by Japanese/Korean/Taiwanese University Students, by Ikuko Ijuin of Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, also downloadable from http://www.tufs.ac.jp/ts/personal/ijuin/koukai_data1.html. And among 32 Japanese files of English learners, 10 files were collected by Kazuko Komori of Meiji University.
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