viWaC: Vietnamese corpus from the web

The Vietnamese web corpus (viWaC) is a Vietnamese 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 100 million words which were lemmatized and part-of-speech tagged.

Part-of-speech tagset

See the Vietnamese part-of-speech tagset describing POS tags used in this Vietnamese corpus.

Tools to work with the Vietnamese corpus

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

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

Changelog

version 2 (2012)

  • created word sketches

version 1 (2010)

  • initial version

Bibliography

BARONI, Marco, et al. The WaCky wide web: a collection of very large linguistically processed web-crawledcorporaLanguage 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.

Vietnamese word sketches

KILGARRIFF, Adam; LE-HONG, Phuong. Vietnamese Word Sketches. In: Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Vietnamese Language and Speech Processing. p. 1-4.

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