Compatible Sketch Grammars for Comparable Corpora

By November 17, 2016,
Page 417-430
Author Vladimír Benko
Title Compatible Sketch Grammars for Comparable Corpora
Abstract Our paper describes an on-going experiment aimed at creating a family of billion-token web corpora that could to a large extent deserve the designation “comparable”: corpora are of the same size, data gathered by crawling the web at (approximately) the same time, containing similar web-specific domains, genres and registers, further pre-processed, filtered and deduplicated by the same tools, morphologically annotated by (possibly) the same tagger and made available via Sketch Engine. To overcome the problem of great differences in the existing sketch grammars for the respective languages, a set of “compatible” sketch grammars have been written that will aid contrastive linguistic research and bilingual lexicographic projects. The sketch grammars use a uniform set of rules for all word categories (parts of speech) and the resulting set of tables is displayed in a fixed order in all languages.
Session Lexicography and Corpus Linguistics
Keywords comparable web corpora; sketch grammars, bilingual lexicography
author={Vladimír Benko},
title={Compatible Sketch Grammars for Comparable Corpora},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 16th EURALEX International Congress},
address={Bolzano, Italy},
editor={Abel, Andrea and Vettori, Chiara and Ralli, Natascia},
publisher={EURAC research},