swWaC: Swahili corpus from the web
The Swahili web corpus (swWaC) is a Swahili 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 was crawled by the SpiderLing web spider in 2014. The Swahili corpus consists of 17 million words.
The swWaC corpus was tagged by the TreeTagger with the Swahili parameter file using the SWATWOL tagset.
Tools to work with the Swahili corpus
A complete set of Sketch Engine tools is available to work with this Swahili corpus from the web to generate:
- word sketch – Swahili collocations categorized by grammatical relations
- thesaurus – synonyms and similar words for every word
- keywords – terminology extraction of one-word units
- word lists – lists of Swahili nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc. organized by frequency
- n-grams – frequency list of multi-word units
- concordance – examples in context
Corpus factory method
Kilgarriff, A., Reddy, S., Pomikálek, J., & Avinesh, P. V. S. (2010, May). A corpus factory for many languages. In LREC.
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