|The Linguistic Data Consortium announces the availability of a Japanese language text corpus composed of business and financial news from two sources: |
- Approximately 30 million words of text have been made available from the morning edition of Nihon Kezai Shimbun, the largest Japanese financial news daily newspaper; the release this year covers all text that was published during 1994.
The data was received at the LDC on nine-track magnetic tape; the character encoding was EBCDIC, but was standardized to EUC, which the LDC has chosen as its standard for Japanese.
- A smaller part of the corpus comes from Dow Jones Telerate, which markets its Japanese Language Service. This is a financial newswire produced by Kyodo News Service; its recipients are primarily managers of Japanese owned corporations, or Japanese employees working in North American brokerage houses, banking, etc. The text is received at the LDC via a digital transmission service installed by Telerate; special software was written by the LDC to poll a central database and download articles individually. The character encoding is EUC.
The copyright holders of this text have requested that it be made available to LDC members only. Inquiries about the corpus or requests for it, or information about becoming members should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Reduced Licensing Fee for this corpus is US$150.