itTenTen: Corpus of the Italian Web

The Italian Web corpus (itTenTen) is an Italian corpus made up of texts collected from the Internet. The corpus is a part of the TenTen corpus family which is a set of the web corpora built using the same method with a target size 10+ billion words. Sketch Engine currently provides access to TenTen corpora in more than 30 languages.

Part-of-speech tagset

The corpus texts are cleaned, deduplicated and subsequently part-of-speech tagged, lemmatized with the TreeTagger tool using Marco Baroni’s parameter file. The POS tagset description is available here.

Overview of Italian TenTen corpora

  • Italian Web 2016 (itTenTen16) – 4.9 billion words (end of May – mid-August)
  • Italian Web 2010 (itTenTen10) – 2.5 billion words

ittenten corpus in detail

The chart shows the distribution of the parts of speech in the Italian Web corpus 2016.

Basic information

Tokens 5,864,495,700
Words 4,989,729,171
Sentences 227,944,684
Web pages 12,967,535

Distribution of top-level domains

Tools to work with the Italian web corpora

A complete set of Sketch Engine tools is available to work with these Italian corpora to generate:

  • word sketch – Italian 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 Italian nouns, verbs, adjectives etc. organized by frequency
  • n-grams – frequency list of multi-word units
  • concordance – examples in context

itTenTen16 v. 1.1 (July 2017)

  • part-of-speech tagging
  • lemposes

itTenTen16 v. 1.0 (October 2016)

  • initial version – 4.9 billion words

itTenTen10 v. 1.0 (9 September 2010)

  • initial version – 2.6 billion words

TenTen corpora

Jakubíček, M., Kilgarriff, A., Kovář, V., Rychlý, P., & Suchomel, V. (2013, July). The TenTen corpus family. In 7th International Corpus Linguistics Conference CL (pp. 125-127).

Suchomel, V., & Pomikálek, J. (2012). Efficient web crawling for large text corpora. In Proceedings of the seventh Web as Corpus Workshop (WAC7) (pp. 39-43).

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