Main principles of creation of the full-text database incorporating the texts of regional
Belarusian mass-media being elaborated as an experimental basis within the framework
of the research project «Functioning of the Belarusian language in bilingual regional mass
media» are described. The choice of the bilingual regional newspapers texts as the authentic
language material is justified and the annotation system is explained.
Keywords: linguistic resources, Belarusian language, interaction of languages,
regional newspapers, full-text database, meta-annotation system, mixed-type corpus.