TaiwanWaC: Chinese Corpus from the Web

The Taiwan Chinese Web Corpus (TaiwanWaC) is a Chinese 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). The corpus consists of 260 million words in total.

Part-of-speech tagset

The TaiwanWaC corpus was PoS tagged by Stanford TreeTagger tool using Chinese Penn TreeBank, see the tagset legend.

Available tools

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

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

Bibliography

BARONI, Marco, et al. The WaCky wide web: a collection of very large linguistically processed web-crawled corporaLanguage resources and evaluation, 2009, 43.3: 209-226.

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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