yoWaC: Corpus of the Yoruba Web
The Yoruba Web corpus (YorubaWaC) is a Yoruba 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 and the WebBootCat tool in 2012 with the final size 2.8 million words.
Tools to work with the Yoruba corpus
A complete set of Sketch Engine tools is available to work with this Yoruba Web corpus to generate:
- word lists – lists of Yoruba nouns, verbs, adjectives etc. organized by frequency
- n-grams – frequency list of multi-word units
- concordance – examples in context
version 2 (17 January 2012)
- corpus tagged using a new POS tagger (77.63% accuracy), lemmatizer and morph analyser downloaded from http://sivareddy.in/downloads
BARONI, Marco; KILGARRIFF, Adam. Large linguistically-processed web corpora for multiple languages. In: Proceedings of the Eleventh Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Posters & Demonstrations. Association for Computational Linguistics, 2006, pp. 87–90.
Reddy, S., & Sharoff, S. (2011, November). Cross language POS taggers (and other tools) for Indian languages: An experiment with Kannada using Telugu resources. In Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop On Cross Lingual Information Access (pp. 11-19).
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