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Building linguistic corpora from Wikipedia articles and discussions

  • Wikipedia is a valuable resource, useful as a lingustic corpus or a dataset for many kinds of research. We built corpora from Wikipedia articles and talk pages in the I5 format, a TEI customisation used in the German Reference Corpus (Deutsches Referenzkorpus - DeReKo). Our approach is a two-stage conversion combining parsing using the Sweble parser, and transformation using XSLT stylesheets. The conversion approach is able to successfully generate rich and valid corpora regardless of languages. We also introduce a method to segment user contributions in talk pages into postings.

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Author:Eliza Margaretha, Harald LüngenGND
Parent Title (English):Journal of Language Technology and Computational Linguistics. Special issue on building and annotating corpora of computer-mediated communication. Issues and challenges at the interface between computational and corpus linguistics
Editor:Michael Beißwenger, Angelika Storrer, Nelleke Oostdijk, Henk van den Heuvel
Document Type:Article
Year of first Publication:2014
Date of Publication (online):2014/12/16
Tag:Deutsches Referenzkorpus (DeReKo)
GND Keyword:Computerlinguistik; Korpus <Linguistik>; Wikipedia
First Page:59
Last Page:82
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 430 Deutsch
Open Access?:ja
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 3.0 Deutschland