ACL Anthology Reference Corpus

The ACL Anthology Reference Corpus is an English corpus build up of conference and journal papers in natural language processing and computational linguistics. The corpus was prepared from papers of the ACL Anthology, up to 2015, containing 18,288 articles.

The abbreviation ACL stands for The Association for Computational Linguistics, international scientific and professional society for people working in computational linguistics or natural language processing (NLP).

Part-of-speech tagset

The corpus was tagged with the TreeTagger tool using the Penn TreeBank tagset.

Availability

The corpus is accessible to all users including users without registration at https://the.sketchengine.co.uk/open/

Tools work with the ACL Anthology Reference Corpus

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

  • word sketch – English collocations categorized by grammatical relations
  • thesaurus – synonyms and similar words for every word
  • word lists – lists of English nouns, verbs, adjectives etc. organized by frequency
  • n-grams – frequency list of multi-word units
  • concordance – examples in context
  • trends – diachronic analysis automatically identifies neologisms and changes in use

Changelog

version 2 (autumn 2017)

  • corpus was extended – 62 million words

version 1.1 (spring 2017)

  • computed trends for diachronic analysis

initial version (2013)

  • initial version – 38 million words

Bibliography

Bird, S., Dale, R., Dorr, B. J., Gibson, B. R., Joseph, M. T., Kan, M. Y., … & Tan, Y. F. (2008, May). The ACL Anthology Reference Corpus: A Reference Dataset for Bibliographic Research in Computational Linguistics. In LREC. (preprint version)

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