A tagset is a list of part-of-speech tags (POS tags for short), i.e. labels used to indicate the part of speech and sometimes also other grammatical categories (case, tense etc.) of each token in a text corpus.

German RFTTagger part-of-speech tagset is available in German corpora that are annotated with the tool RFTagger developed by Helmut Schmid and Florian Laws. See Helmut Schmid and Florian Laws: Estimation of Conditional Probabilities with Decision Trees and an Application to Fine-Grained POS Tagging, COLING 2008, Manchester, Great Britain.

German RFTagger part-of-speech tagset overview

Example of a tag in the CQL concordance search box: [tag=”ADJ.*”] finds all adjectives, e.g. gut, möglich (note: please make sure that you use straight double quotation marks)

Tag Description
ADJA.* attributive adjective
Degree Comp Pos Sup
Case Nom Gen Dat Acc * (unspecified)
Number Sg Pl *
Gender Fem Masc Neut *
ADJD.* adjective with predicative or adverbial usage
Degree Comp Pos Sup
ADV.* adverb
APPO.* postposition
Case Nom Gen Dat Acc *
APPR.* preposition
Case Nom Gen Dat Acc *
APPRART.*
preposition with incorporated article
Case Nom Gen Dat Acc *
Number Sg Pl *
Gender Fem Masc Neut *
APZR circumposition (right part)
ART.* article
Type Def (definite) Indef (indefinite)
Case Nom Gen Dat Acc *
Number Sg Pl *
Gender Fem Masc Neut *
CARD cardinal number
CONJ.* conjunction
Type Comp (comparative) Coord (coordinating) SubFin (subordinating with finite clause) SubInf (subordinating with infinitive)
FM foreign word
   
ITJ interjection
   
N.* noun
  Type Name (proper name) Reg (regular name)
Case Nom Gen Dat Acc *
Number Sg Pl *
Gender Fem Masc Neut *
PART.* particle
  Type Ans (answer) Deg (degree) Neg (negation) Zu (“zu” particle) Verb (separated verb particle)
PRO.* pronoun
Type Dem (demonstrative) Indef (indefinite) Inter (interrogative) Pers (personal) Refl (reflexive) Rel (relative) Poss (possessive)
Usage Attr (attributive) Subst (substituting)
 Person  1 2 3 * – (not applicable)
Case Nom Gen Dat Acc *
Number Sg Pl *
Gender Fem Masc Neut *
PROADV.* pronomial adverb
Type Dem (regular: dabei damit) Inter (interrogative or relative: wie wozu)
SYM.* symbol
  Type Pun (punctuation) Quot (quotation) Paren (parenthesis) Other
  Subtype Left Right Colon Comma Sent (sentential punctuation) Hyph (hyphen) Slash Aster (asterisk) Cont (continuation periods) Auth (author) XY
TRUNC.* truncated word form
  POS Adj Noun Verb –
VFIN.* finite verb
Type Aux (auxiliary) Mod (modal) Full (full verb)
Person 1 2 3
Number Pl Sg
Tense Past Pres
Mood Ind (indicative) Subj (subjunctive)
VIMP.* imperative verb
Type Aux (auxiliary) Mod (modal) Full (full verb)
Person 1 2 3
Number Pl Sg
VINF.* infinitival verb
  Type Aux (auxiliary) Mod (modal) Full (full verb)
  Subtype zu (with “zu” infix) – (no infix)
VPP.* participle verb
  Type Aux (auxiliary) Mod (modal) Full (full verb)
  Subtype Prp (present participle) Psp (past participle)

Source: http://www.cis.uni-muenchen.de/~schmid/tools/RFTagger/

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