pukWaC: ukWaC English corpus parsed with MaltParser

The pukWaC is a subset of the British English corpus ukWaC collected from the .uk domain with using medium-frequency words from the British National Corpus as seed words. In addition to the ukWaC corpus, the pukWaC corpus contains the syntax dependency annotation which shows the dependency between units in one sentence, i.e. which word depends which. This type of parsing was performed with the MaltParser.

Part-of-speech tagset

The pukWaC corpus was tagged by TreeTagger using Penn TreeBank tagset.

Tools to work with the pukWaC corpus

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

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


Johansson, Richard. “Dependency syntax in the conll shared task 2008.” (2008).

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