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:

For detailed information about the corpus, see the paper A corpus of German political speeches from the 21st century.

Part-of-speech tagset

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:

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