KannadaWaC: Corpus of the Kannada Web

The Kannada Web corpus (KannadaWaC) 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 and the WebBootCat tool in 2012 with the final size 11 million words.

Part-of-speech tagging

For POS tagging of corpus texts, there was used tagger version 2 developed by Siva Reddy and Serge Sharoff. See the POS tagset legend.

Tools to work with the Kannada Web corpus

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

  • word sketch – Kannada collocations categorized by grammatical relations
  • thesaurus – synonyms and similar words for every word
  • word lists – lists of Kannada nouns, verbs, adjectives etc. organized by frequency
  • n-grams – frequency list of multi-word units
  • concordance – examples in context


version 2 (17 January 2012)


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.

Part-of-speech tagger

Reddy, S., & Sharoff, S. (2011, November). Cross language POS taggers (and other tools) for Indian languages: An experiment with Kannada using Telugu resources. In Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop On Cross Lingual Information Access (pp. 11-19).

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