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Corpus Factory



Year of publication 2009
Type Article in Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Informatics

Description State-of the art lexicography requires corpora, but for many languages there are no large, general-language corpora available. Until recently, all but the richest publishing houses could do little but shake their heads in dismay as corpus-building was long, slow and expensive. But with the advent of the Web it can be highly automated and thereby fast and inexpensive. We have developed a ‘corpus factory’ where we build lexicographic corpora. In this paper we describe the method we use, and how it has worked, and how various problems were solved, for five languages: Dutch, Hindi, Telugu, Thai and Vietnamese. The corpora we have developed are available for use in the Sketch Engine corpus query tool.
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