TaiwanWaC: Chinese Corpus from the Web
The Taiwan Chinese Web Corpus (TaiwanWaC) is a Chinese 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 consists of 260 million words in total.
The TaiwanWaC corpus was PoS tagged by Stanford TreeTagger tool using Chinese Penn TreeBank, see the tagset legend.
A complete set of tools is available to work with this Chinese corpus to generate:
- word sketch – Chinese collocations categorized by grammatical relations
- thesaurus – synonyms and similar words for every word
- word lists – lists of Chinese nouns, verbs, adjectives etc. organized by frequency
- n-grams – frequency list of multi-word units
- concordance – examples in context
BARONI, Marco, et al. The WaCky wide web: a collection of very large linguistically processed web-crawled corpora. Language 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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