Arabic Treebank - Broadcast News v1.0

Item Name: Arabic Treebank - Broadcast News v1.0
Authors: Mohamed Maamouri, Ann Bies, Seth Kulick, Sondos Krouna, Dalila Tabassi, Michael Ciul
LDC Catalog No.: LDC2012T07
ISBN: 1-58563-615-0
Release Date: Jul 18, 2012
Data Type: text
Data Source(s): broadcast news
Project(s): GALE
Application(s): automatic content extraction, cross-lingual information retrieval, information detection
Language(s): Arabic
Language ID(s): arb
Distribution: Web Download
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Citation: Mohamed Maamouri, et al.
Arabic Treebank - Broadcast News v1.0
Linguistic Data Consortium, Philadelphia


Arabic Treebank - Broadcast News v1.0 was developed at the Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC). It consists of 120 transcribed Arabic broadcast news stories with part-of-speech, morphology, gloss and syntactic tree annotation in accordance with the Penn Arabic Treebank (PATB) Morphological and Syntactic Annotation Guidelines.

The ongoing PATB project supports research in Arabic-language natural language processing and human language technology development. The methodology and work leading to the release of this publication are described in detail in the documentation accompanying this corpus.


This release contains 432,976 source tokens before clitics were split, and 517,080 tree tokens after clitics were separated for treebank annotation. The source materials are Arabic broadcast news stories collected by LDC during the period 2005-2008 from the following sources: Abu Dhabi TV, Al Alam News Channel, Al Arabiya, Al Baghdadya TV, Al Fayha, Alhurra, Al Iraqiyah, Aljazeera, Al Ordiniyah, Al Sharqiyah, Dubai TV, Kuwait TV, Lebanese Broadcasting Corp., Oman TV, Radio Sawa, Saudi TV and Syria TV. The transcripts were produced by LDC.


Please follow this link for a sample from this corpus.


This work was supported in part by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, GALE Program Grant No. HR0011-06-1-0003. The content of this publication does not necessarily reflect the position or the policy of the Government, and no official endorsement should be inferred.


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Portions 2007-2008 Abu Dhabi TV, 2007 Al Alam News Channel, 2007-2008 Al Arabiya, 2008 Al Baghdadya TV, 2008 Al Fayha, 2007-2008 Al Iraqiyah, 2005-2007 Aljazeera, 2007 Al Ordiniyah, 2008 Al Sharqiyah, 2005, 2007-2008 Dubai TV, 2007 Kuwait TV, 2008 Oman TV, 2007 PAC, Ltd., 2007-2008 Saudi TV, 2007 Syria TV, 2012 Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania