mlWaC: Malayalam corpus from the web

The Malayalam Web Corpus (mlWaC) is a Malayalam 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 fall 2012 with the total size 16 million words. Texts were cleaned and deduplicated.

Tools to work with the Malayalam corpus

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

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


first version (November 2010)

  • crawled 16 million words


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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