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Title A High-Quality Web Corpus of Czech
Authors Johanka Spoustová and Miroslav Spousta
Abstract In our paper, we present main results of the Czech grant project Internet as a Language Corpus, whose aim was to build a corpus of Czech web texts and to develop and publicly release related software tools. Our corpus may not be the largest web corpus of Czech, but it maintains very good language quality due to high portion of human work involved in the corpus development process. We describe the corpus contents (2.65 billions of words divided into three parts -- 450 millions of words from news and magazines articles, 1 billion of words from blogs, diaries and other non-reviewed literary units, 1.1 billion of words from discussions messages), particular steps of the corpus creation (crawling, HTML and boilerplate removal, near duplicates removal, language filtering) and its automatic language annotation (POS tagging, syntactic parsing). We also describe our software tools being released under an open source license, especially a fast linear-time module for removing near-duplicates on a paragraph level.
Topics Corpus (creation, annotation, etc.), Tools, systems, applications, LR Infrastructures and Architectures
Full paper A High-Quality Web Corpus of Czech
Bibtex @InProceedings{SPOUSTOV12.120,
  author = {Johanka Spoustová and Miroslav Spousta},
  title = {A High-Quality Web Corpus of Czech},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Eight International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'12)},
  year = {2012},
  month = {may},
  date = {23-25},
  address = {Istanbul, Turkey},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference Chair) and Khalid Choukri and Thierry Declerck and Mehmet Uğur Doğan and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  isbn = {978-2-9517408-7-7},
  language = {english}
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