mtWaC: Maltese corpus from the web

The Maltese Web Corpus (mtWaC) is a Maltese 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 November 2012 with the total size 110 million words. Texts were cleaned and deduplicated.

Tools to work with the Maltese corpus

A complete set of tools is available to work with this Maltese corpus to generate:

  • word sketch– Maltese collocations categorized by grammatical relations
  • thesaurus – synonyms and similar words for every word
  • word lists – lists of Maltese words 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

 2nd version (November 2012)

  • extended to 100 million words

1st version (April 2012)

  • initial size 57 million words

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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