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Construction and annotation of a corpus of contemporary Nepali
University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
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2008 (English)In: Corpora, ISSN 1749-5032, E-ISSN 1755-1676, Vol. 3, no 2, 213-225 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this paper, we describe the construction of the 14-million-word Nepali National Corpus (NNC). This corpus includes both spoken and written data, the latter incorporating a Nepali match for FLOB and a broader collection of text. Additional resources within the NNC include parallel data (English–Nepali and Nepali–English) and a speech corpus. The NNC is encoded as Unicode text and marked up in CES-compatible XML. The whole corpus is also annotated with part-of-speech tags. We describe the process of devising a tagset and retraining tagger software for the Nepali language, for which there were no existing corpus resources. Finally, we explore some present and future applications of the corpus, including lexicography, NLP, and grammatical research.

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Edinburgh University Press , 2008. Vol. 3, no 2, 213-225 p.
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corpus linguistics, nepali, spoken language, Corpus linguistics, linguistic resources
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-2507DOI: 10.3366/E1749503208000166Local ID: 2320/4365OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-2507DiVA: diva2:870601
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