srWaC – Serbian corpus from the web

The Serbian web corpus (srWaC) is a Serbian 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). The corpus was created in January 2014 and its total size is over 476 million words.

Part-of-speech tagset

The srWaC corpus was PoS tagged with MULTEXT-East Croatian part-of-speech tagset version 5.

Tools to work with the Serbian corpus

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

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

hrWaC 2.2 (July 2017)

  • improved tokenization
  • new word sketches
  • added further metainformation: year of crawling, language (Croatian, Serbian)

hrWaC 2.0 (May 2014)

  • crawled in January 2014
  • 1.2 billion words

BARONI, Marco, et al. The WaCky wide web: a collection of very large linguistically processed web-crawledcorporaLanguage resources and evaluation, 2009, 43.3: 209-226.

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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