arTenTen: Corpus of the Arabic Web

The Arabic Web Corpus (arTenTen) is a language corpus made up of texts collected from the Internet. The corpus belongs to the TenTen corpus family which is a set of the 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.

Detailed information about TenTen corpora is on the separate page Common TenTen corpora attributes.

Part-of-speech tagset

The arTenTen corpus employs the Stanford Arabic parser using the following POS tagset summary.

Tools to work with the Arabic web corpus

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

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

Changelog

Stanford version (August 2015)

  • tokenized and tagged with Stanford NLP Tools

word sketch version (fall 2014)

  • created and implemented word sketches for Arabic

initial version (April 2012)

  • initial size – 5.8 billion words
  • part-of-speech (POS) tagged and lemmatized with the MADA tool
    We have also created ‘word sketches’: one-page, automatic, corpus-derived summaries of a
    word’s grammatical and collocational behavior. We use examples to demonstrate what the corpus can
    show us regarding Arabic words and phrases and how this can support lexicography and inform
    linguistic research.

Bibliography

Arts, T., Belinkov, Y., Habash, N., Kilgarriff, A., & Suchomel, V. (2014). arTenTen: Arabic Corpus and Word SketchesJournal of King Saud University-Computer and Information Sciences26(4), 357-371.

Belinkov, Y., Habash, N., Kilgarriff, A., Ordan, N., Roth, R., & Suchomel, V. (2013). arTenTen: a new, vast corpus for ArabicProceedings of WACL.

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