Your can try using Xaira Indexer tool to migrate such a large corpus from SGML into XML. If you are luck enough to produce an XML version successfully, it also takes takes a lot of time and free disk space to index the corpus before it can be used. The indexed corpus ready for use with Xaira is now available on DVD.
If I want to search some phrasal verbs , like all the phrasal verbs with the particle "out", how should I do the search? I know in the BNC website, I can use [v*]out ,but I don't know how to search it with the xaira .
Thank you .