lvWaC: Corpus of the Latvian Web

The Latvian Web Corpus (lvWaC) 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).

Text data was provided by Andrius Utka and contains 57 million words in total. Corpus texts are lemmatized and POS tagged.

Part-of-speech tagset

The lvWaC corpus has part-of-speech tagging with the following POS tagset legend.

Tools to work with the Latvian Web corpus

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

  • word sketch – Latvian collocations categorized by grammatical relations
  • thesaurus – synonyms and similar words for every word
  • keywords – terminology extraction of one-word units
  • word lists – lists of Latvian nouns, verbs, adjectives etc. organized by frequency
  • n-grams – frequency list of multi-word units
  • concordance – examples in context
  • text type analysis – statistics of metadata in the corpus

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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