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Sketch Engine Sampler Terms and Conditions of Use

The Chinese WordSketch/Sketch Engine Sampler has three content components:

The Sketch Engine software used here was copyrighted 2003-2004 by Lexical Computing Ltd. All rights reserved. A perpetual site license was given to Academia Sinica in lieu of development fees for the Chinese grammar and the segmentation and tagging of Gigaword Corpus.

The Sinica Corpus was developed and owned by its developers (Keh-jiann Chen and Chu-Ren Huang) and Academia Sinica. The Chinese Gigaword Corpus was developed and owned by Lexical Data Consortium and licensed for use by Academia Sinica. The segmentation and PoS tagging of the Chinese Gigaword Corpus was authored by Chu-Ren Huang (2016, as representative author) at Academia Sinica and IP right belongs to Huang and Academia Sinica. An non-exclusive license of the segmentation and tagging was granted to Lexical Data Consortium for distribution.

Lastly, the Chinese Grammar for Sketch Engine was jointly developed by Academia Sinica team (Huang, Ma, Šimon, and Smith) and the Lexical Data Consortium.

Access to this sampler version is limited to the developing team and their collaborators, as well as a limited number of researchers in Taiwan through registration. Users who are not qualified to access this sampler site and/or who wish to access the full updated site, please refer to the following contact information of Lexical Computing Ltd.

By registering a username to access the Sketch Engine Sampler website, you accept and agree to the following:

  1. You may use the website at no cost for demonstration, research and teaching purposes only.
  2. You will not allow others to use your username to access the website, except under your direct supervision for teaching or demonstration purposes, and any such use will also be subject to these terms and conditions.
  3. If you wish to use the website extensively for teaching or research, or for any commercial purpose whatsoever, this will not be a free service, and you must obtain a license from us.
  4. The level of use of the website by each user will be monitored.
  5. The website may be withdrawn or altered at any time without notice.
  6. THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS MATERIAL, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
The contact address for any matters relating to these terms and conditions or use of the website is:

I. Lexical Computing Ltd
71 Freshfield Rd
Brighton BN2 0BL
UK
+44 1273 705773
inquiries@sketchengine.co.uk

II. Academia Sinica
Dr. Weiyun Ma
Institute of Information Science
Academia Sinica
Nankang, Taipei, Taiwan
ma@iis.sinica.edu.tw

III. Lexical Data Consortium
3600 Market Street, Suite 810
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2653
ldc@ldc.upenn.edu
https://www.ldc.upenn.edu/

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