hebWaC: Hebrew web corpus
The Hebrew web corpus (hebWaC) is a Hebrew corpus made up of texts collected from the Internet. This Hebrew corpus is a domain-independent web corpus consists of newspapers pages, blog posts, commercial websites, etc. A final size of the corpus is 47 million words.
The corpus was prepared according to standards described in the document A Corpus Factory for Many Languages (Kilgarriff et al. at LREC 2010).
The heWaC corpus was tagged and uses the following Hebrew POS tagset summary.
Tools to work with the Hebrew corpus
A complete set of Sketch Engine tools is available to work with this Hebrew corpus to generate:
- word sketch – Hebrew collocations categorized by grammatical relations
- thesaurus – synonyms and similar words for every word
- word lists – lists of Hebrew 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
- computed word sketches
- initial version without word sketches
Corpus factory method
Kilgarriff, A., Reddy, S., Pomikálek, J., & Avinesh, P. V. S. (2010, May). A corpus factory for many languages. In LREC.
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