gkWaC: Greek corpus from the web

The Greek web corpus (gkWaC) is a Greek corpus made up of texts collected from the Internet. This Greek corpus was prepared by Miloš Husák in collaboration with the Greek publishers Patakis and the Greek software company Neurolingo. The corpus texts were downloaded by WebBootCat according to a URL list generated by a list of Greek words provided by Patakis in October 2007. The Greek web corpus is tagged using Neurolingo Collection Analyzer, sketch grammar is developed by Mavina Pantazara and Christos Tsalidis of Neurolingo.

The gkWaC corpus consists of 100 million words from 96861 web pages

Part-of-speech tagset

The Greek corpus gkWaC has the NeuroLingo part-of-speech tagset.

Tools to work with the Greek corpus from the web

A complete set of Sketch Engine tools is available to work with this gkWaC Greek corpus to generate:

  • word sketch – Greek collocations categorized by grammatical relations
  • thesaurus – synonyms and similar words for every word
  • keywords – terminology extraction of one-word units
  • word lists – lists of Greek nouns, verbs, adjectives etc. organized by frequency
  • n-grams – frequency list of multi-word units
  • concordance – examples in context
  • text type analysis – statistics of metadata in the corpus


Marco Baroni, Adam Kilgarriff, Jan Pomikálek and Pavel Rychlý (2006). WebBootCaT: instant domain-specific corpora to support human translators. In Proceedings of EAMT. 11th Annual Conference of the European Association for Machine Translation. Oslo, Norway, pp. 247–252

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