ptTenTen: Corpus of the Portuguese Web

The Portuguese Web Corpus (ptTenTen) is a language corpus made up of texts collected from the Internet. The corpus belongs to the TenTen corpus family which is a set of the web corpora built using the same method with a target size 10+ billion words. Sketch Engine currently provides access to TenTen corpora in more than 30 languages.

Data was crawled by the SpiderLing web spider in March 2011 and August 2012 and comprised of almost 4 billion words. The corpus contains both of main language varieties – European and Brazil Portuguese.

Detailed information about TenTen corpora is on the separate page Common TenTen corpora attributes.

Overview of Portuguese Web corpora

Sketch Engine offers two version of Portuguese Web corpus:

  • Portuguese Web 2011 (ptTenTen11, Freeling v3) – version processed with the FreeLing tagger using the following POS tags
  • Portuguese Web 2011 (ptTenTen11, Palavras parsed) – version processed with Eckhard Bick’s PALAVRAS parser, post-processed to optimise word sketch output by Pete Whitelock and tagged with the VISL part-of-speech tagset

Tools to work with the Portuguese Web corpus

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

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

Changelog

19th December 2013

  • tagged by Freeling
  • attribute lempos added

August 2012

  • finished version – 3.2 billion tokens processed with Palavras parsing system

24th March 2011

  • initial version – 0.9 billion tokens

Bibliography

ptTenTen corpus

Kilgarriff, A., Jakubíček, M., Pomikalek, J., Sardinha, T. B., & Whitelock, P. (2014). PtTenTen: a corpus for Portuguese lexicographyWorking with Portuguese Corpora, 111-30.

Portuguese word sketches of the PALAVRAS parser

Kilgarriff, A., Pomikalek, J., Jakubíček, M., & Whitelock, P. (2012). Setting up for corpus lexicographySkin1, 1-38.

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).

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