A tagset is a list of part-of-speech tags (POS tags for short), i.e. labels used to indicate the part of speech and sometimes also other grammatical categories (case, tense etc.) of each token in a text corpus.

German RFTTagger part-of-speech tagset is available in German corpora that are annotated with the tool RFTagger developed by Helmut Schmid and Florian Laws.

German RFTagger part-of-speech tagset overview

Example of a tag in the CQL concordance search box: [tag=”ADJ”] finds all adjectives, e.g. gut, möglich (note: please make sure that you use straight double quotation marks)

Tag Description
ADJA   attributive adjective
Degree Comp Pos Sup
Case Nom Gen Dat Acc * (unspecified)
Number Sg Pl *
Gender Fem Masc Neut *
ADJD  adjective with predicative or adverbial usage
Degree Comp Pos Sup
ADV adverb
APPO   postposition
Case Nom Gen Dat Acc *
APPR   preposition
Case Nom Gen Dat Acc *
APPRART     preposition with incorporated article
Case Nom Gen Dat Acc *
Number Sg Pl *
Gender Fem Masc Neut *
APZR   circumposition (right part)
ART   article
Type Def (definite) Indef (indefinite)
Case Nom Gen Dat Acc *
Number Sg Pl *
Gender Fem Masc Neut *
CARD   cardinal number
CONJ   conjunction
Type Comp (comparative) Coord (coordinating) SubFin (subordinating with finite clause) SubInf (subordinating with infinitive)
FM   foreign word
   
ITJ   interjection
   
N   noun
  Type Name (proper name) Reg (regular name)
Case Nom Gen Dat Acc *
Number Sg Pl *
Gender Fem Masc Neut *
PART   particle
  Type Ans (answer) Deg (degree) Neg (negation) Zu (“zu” particle) Verb (separated verb particle)
PRO   pronoun
Type Dem (demonstrative) Indef (indefinite) Inter (interrogative) Pers (personal) Refl (reflexive) Rel (relative) Poss (possessive)
Usage Attr (attributive) Subst (substituting)
 Person  1 2 3 * – (not applicable)
Case Nom Gen Dat Acc *
Number Sg Pl *
Gender Fem Masc Neut *
PROADV  pronomial adverb
Type Dem (regular: dabei damit) Inter (interrogative or relative: wie wozu)
SYM   symbol
  Type Pun (punctuation) Quot (quotation) Paren (parenthesis) Other
  Subtype Left Right Colon Comma Sent (sentential punctuation) Hyph (hyphen) Slash Aster (asterisk) Cont (continuation periods) Auth (author) XY
TRUNC   truncated word form
  POS Adj Noun Verb –
VFIN   finite verb
Type Aux (auxiliary) Mod (modal) Full (full verb)
Person 1 2 3
Number Pl Sg
Tense Past Pres
Mood Ind (indicative) Subj (subjunctive)
VIMP   imperative verb
Type Aux (auxiliary) Mod (modal) Full (full verb)
Person 1 2 3
Number Pl Sg
VINF   infinitival verb
  Type Aux (auxiliary) Mod (modal) Full (full verb)
  Subtype zu (with “zu” infix) – (no infix)
VPP   participle verb
  Type Aux (auxiliary) Mod (modal) Full (full verb)
  Subtype Prp (present participle) Psp (past participle)

Source: http://www.cis.uni-muenchen.de/~schmid/tools/RFTagger/