kkWaC: Kyrgyz corpus from the web
The Kyrgyz Web Corpus (kkWaC) is a Kirghiz 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 were downloaded in January 2012 with the total size 19 million words. Texts were cleaned and deduplicated. The Kyrgyz (Kirghiz) language belongs to the Turkic languages.
Tools to work with the Kirghiz corpus
A complete set of tools is available to work with this Kyrgyz corpus to generate:
- word lists – lists of Kirghiz words organized by frequency
- n-grams – frequency list of multi-word units
- concordance – examples in context
initial version (January 2012)
- crawled 19 million words
Turkic Web corpora
Vít Baisa and Vít Suchomel (2012). Large Corpora for Turkic Languages and Unsupervised Morphological Analysis. In Proceedings of the Eight International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’12), Turkey, May 2012, pp. 28–32.
Corpus factory method
Adam Kilgarriff, Siva Reddy, Jan Pomikálek, and Avinesh PVS. A corpus factory for many languages. In LREC workshop on Web Services and Processing Pipelines, Malta, May 2010.
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