Italian itWaC corpus

This Italian corpus was prepared by Marco Baroni in a web crawl as described at EACL 2006

It was part-of-speech tagged and lemmatised using TreeTagger, an open-source part-of-speech tagger which has been trained for a number of languages.

Italian word sketches were prepared by Marco Baroni and later updated by Valentina Efrati and Francesca Masini (TRIPLE lab, Roma Tre University).

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


BARONI, Marco; KILGARRIFF, Adam. Large linguistically-processed web corpora for multiple languages. In: Proceedings of the Eleventh Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Posters & Demonstrations. Association for Computational Linguistics, 2006, pp. 87–90.

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