azWaC: Azerbaijani corpus from the web

The Azerbaijani Web Corpus (azWaC) is an Azeri 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 were downloaded in January 2012 with the total size 94 million words. Texts were cleaned and deduplicated.

Tools to work with the Azeri corpus

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

  • word lists – lists of Azerbaijani words organized by frequency
  • n-grams – frequency list of multi-word units
  • concordance – examples in context


initial version (January 2012)

  • crawled 94 million words


Turkic Web corpora

Vít Baisa and Vít Suchomel (2012). Large Corpora for Turkic Languages and Unsupervised Morphological Analysis. In Proceedings of the Eight International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’12), Turkey, May 2012, pp. 28–32.

Corpus factory method

Adam Kilgarriff, Siva Reddy, Jan Pomikálek, and Avinesh PVS. A corpus factory for many languages. In LREC workshop on Web Services and Processing Pipelines, Malta, May 2010.

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