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Title The Icelandic Parsed Historical Corpus (IcePaHC)
Authors Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson, Anton Karl Ingason, Einar Freyr Sigurðsson and Joel Wallenberg
Abstract We describe the background for and building of IcePaHC, a one million word parsed historical corpus of Icelandic which has just been finished. This corpus which is completely free and open contains fragments of 60 texts ranging from the late 12th century to the present. We describe the text selection and text collecting process and discuss the quality of the texts and their conversion to modern Icelandic spelling. We explain why we choose to use a phrase structure Penn style annotation scheme and briefly describe the syntactic anno-tation process. We also describe a spin-off project which is only in its beginning stages: a parsed historical corpus of Faroese. Finally, we advocate the importance of an open source policy as regards language resources.
Topics Parsing, Corpus (creation, annotation, etc.), Grammar and Syntax
Full paper The Icelandic Parsed Historical Corpus (IcePaHC)
Bibtex @InProceedings{RGNVALDSSON12.440,
  author = {Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson and Anton Karl Ingason and Einar Freyr Sigurðsson and Joel Wallenberg},
  title = {The Icelandic Parsed Historical Corpus (IcePaHC)},
  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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