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Title Risamálheild: A Very Large Icelandic Text Corpus
Authors Steinþór Steingrímsson, Sigrún Helgadóttir, Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson, Starkaður Barkarson and Jon Gudnason
Abstract We present Risamálheild, the Icelandic Gigaword Corpus (IGC), a corpus containing more than one billion running words from mostly contemporary texts. The work was carried out with minimal amount of work and resources, focusing on material that is not protected by copyright and sources which could provide us with large chunks of text for each cleared permission. The two main sources considered were therefore official texts and texts from news media. Only digitally available texts are included in the corpus and formats that can be problematic are not processed. The corpus texts are morphosyntactically tagged and provided with metadata. Processes have been set up for continuous text collection, cleaning and annotation. The corpus is available for search and download with permissive licenses. The dataset is intended to be clearly versioned with the first version released in early 2018. Texts will be collected continually and a new version published every year.
Topics Text Mining, Corpus (Creation, Annotation, Etc.), Other
Full paper Risamálheild: A Very Large Icelandic Text Corpus
Bibtex @InProceedings{STEINGRÍMSSON18.746,
  author = {Steinþór Steingrímsson and Sigrún Helgadóttir and Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson and Starkaður Barkarson and Jon Gudnason},
  title = "{Risamálheild: A Very Large Icelandic Text Corpus}",
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018)},
  year = {2018},
  month = {May 7-12, 2018},
  address = {Miyazaki, Japan},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference chair) and Khalid Choukri and Christopher Cieri and Thierry Declerck and Sara Goggi and Koiti Hasida and Hitoshi Isahara and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Hélène Mazo and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis and Takenobu Tokunaga},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  isbn = {979-10-95546-00-9},
  language = {english}
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