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A Discourse-structured Blog Corpus for German: Challenges of Compilation and Annotation

  • The present paper reports the first results of the compilation and annotation of a blog corpus for German. The main aim of the project is the representation of the blog discourse structure and relations between its elements (blog posts, comments) and participants (bloggers, commentators). The data included in the corpus were manually collected from the scientific blog portal SciLogs. The feature catalogue for the corpus annotation includes three types of information which is directly or indirectly provided in the blog or can be construed by means of statistical analysis or computational tools. At this point, only directly available information (e.g. title of the blog post, name of the blogger etc.) has been annotated. We believe, our blog corpus can be of interest for the general study of blog structure or related research questions as well as for the development of NLP methods and techniques (e.g. for authorship detection).

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Author:Holger Grumt Suarez, Natali Karlova-Bourbonus, Henning LobinGND
Parent Title (English):NLP4CMC III: 3rd Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Computer-Mediated Communication. 22 September 2016
Series (Serial Number):Bochumer Linguistische Arbeitsberichte (17)
Publisher:Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Sprachwissenschaftliches Institut
Place of publication:Bochum
Editor:Michael Beißwenger, Michael Wojatzki, Torsten Zesch
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Year of first Publication:2016
Date of Publication (online):2018/06/27
GND Keyword:Diskursanalyse; Korpus <Linguistik>; Sprachverarbeitung; Weblog
First Page:1
Last Page:5
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 430 Deutsch
Open Access?:ja
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt