teWaC: Telugu web corpus

The Telugu web corpus (teWaC) is a language 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 2010 with the total size 3.6 million words.

Part-of-speech tagset

The teWaC is POS tagged by Telugu POS tagger from Siva Reddy website using the following part-of-speech tags.

Tools to work with the Telugu Web corpus

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

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

v2.0 (17th Jan 2012)

  • The corpus is tagged using a new POS tagger (90.73% accuracy), lemmatizer and morph analyser downloaded from http://sivareddy.in/downloads
  • simple sketch grammar for Telugu and generated word sketches and distributional thesaurus for Telugu

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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