guWaC: Corpus of Gujarati Web

The Gujarati Web Corpus (guWaC) is a language corpus made up of texts collected from the Internet. The corpus was prepared according to standards described in the document A Corpus Factory for Many Languages (Kilgarriff et al. at LREC 2010). Data was crawled by the SpiderLing web spider in 2010. The corpus contains almost 18 million words.

Authors of this corpus are Vít Suchomel and Pavel Šmerk.

Part-of-speech tagset

This Gujarti corpus was tagged with shallow tagging which is based on regular expressions and frequency properties of tokens.

Tools to work with the Gujarati corpus

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

  • word lists – lists of Gujarati nouns, verbs, adjectives etc. organized by frequency
  • n-grams – frequency list of multi-word units
  • concordance – examples in context
  • keywords– terminology extraction of one-word
  • text type analysis – statistics of metadata in the corpus


  • corpus created – ca 22 million tokens

WaC corpora

BARONI, Marco; KILGARRIFF, Adam. Large linguistically-processed web corpora for multiple languages. In: Proceedings of the Eleventh Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Posters & Demonstrations. Association for Computational Linguistics, 2006, pp. 87–90.

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