miWaC: Maori Corpus from the Web

The Maori Web Corpus (miWaC) is a Maori 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 was crawled by the SpiderLing web spider in 2013 and comprised of almost 7 million words.

Tools to work with the Maori corpus

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

  • word lists – lists of Maori nouns, verbs, adjectives etc. organized by frequency
  • n-grams – frequency list of multi-word units
  • concordance – examples in context


Corpus factory method

Kilgarriff, A., Reddy, S., Pomikálek, J., & Avinesh, P. V. S. (2010, May). A corpus factory for many languages. In LREC.

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