frTenTen: Corpus of the French Web
The French Web Corpus (frTenTen) is a French corpus made up of texts collected from the Internet. The corpus belongs to the TenTen corpus family which is a set of the web corpora built using the same method with a target size 10+ billion words. Sketch Engine currently provides access to TenTen corpora in more than 30 languages.
The corpus contains many varieties of the French language – European, Canadian and African French.
Detailed information about TenTen corpora is on the separate page Common TenTen corpora attributes.
The frTenTen17 corpus was annotated by the FreeLing tool using the following POS tags. The older corpus frTenTen12 was annotated by the TreeTagger tool using the following POS tags.
Overview of French TenTen corpora
These web corpora were crawled and processed repeatedly during the last ten years:
- French Web corpus 2017 (frTenTen17) – 5.7 billion words (annotated by FreeLing; improved language filtering)
- French Web corpus 2012 (frTenTen12) – 9.8 billion words (annotated by TreeTagger)