Chinese Gigaword Second Edition

Item Name: Chinese Gigaword Second Edition
Authors: David Graff, Ke Chen, Junbo Kong, and Kazuaki Maeda
LDC Catalog No.: LDC2005T14
ISBN: 1-58563-353-4
Release Date: Aug 17, 2005
Data Type: text
Data Source(s): newswire
Project(s): EARS, GALE, TIDES
Application(s): information retrieval, language modeling, natural language processing
Language(s): Mandarin Chinese
Language ID(s): cmn
Distribution: 1 DVD
Member fee: $0 for 2005 members
Non-member Fee: US $3500.00
Reduced-License Fee: US $1750.00
Extra-Copy Fee: US $200.00
Non-member License: yes
Online documentation: yes
Licensing Instructions: Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members
Citation: David Graff, et al.
Chinese Gigaword Second Edition
Linguistic Data Consortium, Philadelphia


Chinese Gigaword Release Second Edition was produced by Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) catalog number LDC2005T14 and ISBN 1-58563-353-4. This is a comprehensive archive of newswire text data in Chinese that has been acquired over several years by the LDC.

This edition includes all of the contents in the first release of the Chinese Gigaword corpus (LDC2003T09) as well as new data collected after the publication of the first edition. Also, a limited number of articles from a new newspaper source (Zaobao) have been added in this edition.

The three distinct international sources of Chinese newswire included in this edition are the following:

Central News Agency, Taiwan (cna_cmn)
Xinhua News Agency (xin_cmn)
Zaobao Newspaper (zbn_cmn)

The seven-character abbreviations shown above represent both the source name and the language ID ("cmn" for Mandarin Chinese).

New In Second Edition

New documents (Xinhua from October 2002 through December 2004 and CNA from January 2003 through December 2004) have been added.

A new newspaper source (Lianhe Zaobao) has been added.


For an example of this corpus, please review this screen capture displaying some of the text included.

Content Copyright

Portions 1991-2004 Central News Agency, Taiwan 1990-2004 Xinhua News Agency, 2000-2003 SPH AsiaOne, Ltd., 2005 Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania