urTenTen: Corpus of the Urdu Web

The Urdu Web Corpus (urTenTen) is an Urdu corpus made up of texts collected from the Internet. The corpus belongs to the TenTen corpus family which is a set of web corpora built using the same method with a target size 10+ billion words. Sketch Engine currently provides access to TenTen corpora in more than 30 languages.

Data was crawled by the WebBootCat toolkit and tagged folowing the Unified Parts of Speech (POS) Standard in Indian Languages.

For detailed information about TenTen corpora, see Common TenTen corpora attributes.

Tools to work with the Urdu corpus

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

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

Bibliography

TenTen corpora

Jakubíček, M., Kilgarriff, A., Kovář, V., Rychlý, P., & Suchomel, V. (2013, July). The TenTen corpus family. In 7th International Corpus Linguistics Conference CL (pp. 125-127).

Suchomel, V., & Pomikálek, J. (2012). Efficient web crawling for large text corpora. In Proceedings of the seventh Web as Corpus Workshop (WAC7) (pp. 39-43).

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