yueWaC: Cantonese corpus from the Web

The Cantonese Web Corpus (yueWaC) is a Chinese corpus made up of texts collected from the Internet. There were used only Cantonese seed words for crawling texts. The corpus was prepared according to standards described in the document A Corpus Factory for Many Languages (Kilgarriff et al. at LREC 2010).

Part-of-speech tagset

The CantoneseWaC corpus has not PoS tagged yet.

Tools to work with the Chinese corpus

A complete set of tools is available to work with this Chinese corpus to generate:

  • word lists – lists of Chinese nouns, verbs, adjectives etc. organized by frequency
  • n-grams – frequency list of multi-word units
  • concordance – examples in context
  • keywords– terminology extraction of one-word units
  • text type analysis – statistics of metadata in the corpus

BARONI, Marco, et al. The WaCky wide web: a collection of very large linguistically processed web-crawled corporaLanguage resources and evaluation, 2009, 43.3: 209-226.

BARONI, Marco; KILGARRIFF, Adam. Large linguistically-processed web corpora for multiple languages. In: Proceedings of the Eleventh Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Posters & Demonstrations. Association for Computational Linguistics, 2006, pp. 87–90.

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