BasqueWaC: Corpus of the Basque Web

The Basque Web Corpus (BasqueWaC) is a language corpus made up of texts collected from the Internet. The corpus was prepared by Mr. Igor Leturia (i.leturia(at)elhuyar.com) in 2012. A size of the corpus is almost 100 million words.

Part-of-speech tagset

The BasqueWaC corpus was annotated by the POS tagger using the following tagset legend.

Tools to work with the Basque Web corpus

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

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

Changelog

version 3 (March 2017)

  • corpus tagged by the RFTagger tool with the NKJP tagset
  • created lempos

version 2 (1 July 2013)

  • corpus tagged by the WCRFT tagger

version 1 (23 July 2012)

  • initial version – 7.7 billion words, untagged

a sample for Cesar (25 October 2012)

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).

Word Sketches

Radziszewski, A., Kilgarriff, A., & Lew, R. (2011). Polish word sketches.

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