Reference Corpus of Middle High German (1050–1350)

Accessing the corpus

The Reference Corpus of Middle High German can be accessed via the corpus query tool ANNIS.

Alternatively, we provide compressed archives with the individual texts in CorA-XML file format; when extracted, the total size of the files is around 1.1 GB.

The detailed text overview contains links to PDF versions of the texts’s transcriptions (without annotations). These can also be downloaded here as a single archive, with a total uncompressed size of around 65 MB.

A version in TEI-compatible XML format is currently in preparation.


The Reference Corpus of Middle High German is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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If you use this corpus in your work, please cite it as follows:

Klein, Thomas; Wegera, Klaus-Peter; Dipper, Stefanie; Wich-Reif, Claudia (2016). Referenzkorpus Mittelhochdeutsch (1050–1350), Version 1.0, ISLRN 332-536-136-099-5.