German Political Speeches Corpus
The German Political Speeches Corpus focuses on German political speeches held by top officials mostly from 1990 onwards, selected according to their political relevance. The currently included speeches come from the following sources:
- Official pages of the German Presidency, Chancellery, Bundestag, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Personal pages of the Helmut Kohl archive, Wolfgang Thierse and Norbert Lammert
For detailed information about the corpus, see the paper A corpus of German political speeches from the 21st century.
This German speech corpus was tagged with the tool RFTagger developed by Helmut Schmid and Florian Laws using the following tagset.
Tools to work with the German Political Speeches corpus
A complete set of tools is available to work with the German Political Speeches corpus to generate:
- word sketch – collocations categorized by grammatical relations
- thesaurus – synonyms and similar words for every word
- keywords – terminology extraction of one-word and multi-word units
- word lists – lists of nouns, verbs, adjectives etc. organized by frequency
- n-grams – frequency list of multi-word units
- concordance – examples in context
- trends – diachronic analysis automatically identifies neologisms and changes in use
- text type analysis – statistics of metadata in the corpus
If you use the texts please cite at least one of these references:
- Barbaresi, Adrien (2018). “A corpus of German political speeches from the 21st century“, Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018), European Language Resources Association (ELRA), pp. 792–797. http://purl.org/corpus/german-speeches
- Adrien Barbaresi. (2019). German Political Speeches Corpus (Version v4.2019) [Data set]. Zenodo.
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Sketch Engine offers a range of tools to work with this German corpus.