ruWaC: Russian web corpus

The Russian web corpus (ruWaC) is a language corpus made up of texts collected from the Internet. The corpus was prepared by Serge Sharoff at the University of Leeds according to standards described in the document A Corpus Factory for Many Languages (Kilgarriff et al. at LREC 2010).

The ruWaC corpus comprises of 140 million words and contains word sketches created by Maria Khokhlova.

Part-of-speech tagset

The Russian WaC corpus was POS tagged with the TreeTagger that has been trained for Russian also by Serge Sharoff. The part-of-speech tagset legend is available here.

Tools to work with the Russian Web corpus

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

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

version 2 (28th August 2017)

  • created lemposes

initial version (2009)

  • size 147 million words

Corpus factory method

Kilgarriff, A., Reddy, S., Pomikálek, J., & Avinesh, P. V. S. (2010, May). A corpus factory for many languages. In LREC.

Russian word sketches

Khokhlova, M. (2010). Building Russian Word Sketches as Models of PhrasesProc. EURALEX 2010, Leeuwarden.

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