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|Data set||Approximate size||Notes|
|Chalmers-Biography||43 Megabytes||This is the source for the Biographical Dictionary of Alexander Chalmers features on this site; the printed work is in thirty volumes each of about 500 pages.|
|NathanBailey-CantingDictionary||276 KBytes||I transcribed this by hand from a 1720s printed dictionary.|
|Grose-VulgarTongue||800 KBytes||There is a Project Gutenberg version of this text; I have converted it to XML and made a number of fixes to the transcription. The Project Gutenberg licence does not permit me to be more explicit, sorry.|
|chalmers-biography-extract.xml||A single 250 KByte file||Used in the fifth edition of Beginning XML (Wrox, 2012)|
|majority/||Various||Scripts for converting OCR output to XML|
|microxml/||various, mostly small||Some tools for handling microxml.|
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