Prague Czech-English Dependency Treebank 1.0

Item Name: Prague Czech-English Dependency Treebank 1.0
Author(s): Jan Curin, Martin Cmejrek, Jiří Havelka, Jan Hajič, Vladislav Kubon, Zdeněk Žabokrtský
LDC Catalog No.: LDC2004T25
ISBN: 1-58563-321-6
ISLRN: 557-838-231-104-8
Release Date: November 19, 2004
Member Year(s): 2004
DCMI Type(s): Text
Data Source(s): newswire, dictionaries
Application(s): language teaching, language modeling, information retrieval, information extraction, machine translation, parsing, tagging
Language(s): Czech, English
Language ID(s): ces, eng
License(s): Prague Czech-English Dependency Treebank 1.0
Online Documentation: LDC2004T25 Documents
Licensing Instructions: Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members
Citation: Curin, Jan, et al. Prague Czech-English Dependency Treebank 1.0 LDC2004T25. Web Download. Philadelphia: Linguistic Data Consortium, 2004.


Prague Czech-English Dependency Treebank 1.0 (PCEDT) was produced by Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) catalog number LDC2004T25 and ISBN 1-58563-321-6. This corpus was developed at the Center for Computational Linguistics in cooperation with the Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics.

PCEDT 1.0 is a corpus of Czech-English parallel resources suitable for experiments in machine translation, with a special emphasis on dependency-based (structural) translation (with evaluation data provided for Czech-to-English systems).


The core part of PCEDT 1.0 is a Czech translation of 21,600 English sentences from the Wall Street Journal, which are part of the Penn Treebank corpus. Sentences of the Czech translation were automatically morphologically annotated and parsed into two levels (analytical and tectogrammatical) of dependency structures introduced in the theory of Functional Generative Description and closely related to the Prague Dependency Treebank project. The original English sentences were transformed from the Penn Treebank phrase-structure trees into dependency representations. A heldout (development and evaluation) set of 515 sentence pairs was selected and manually annotated on tectogrammatical level in both Czech and English; for the purposes of quantitative evaluation, this set has been retranslated from Czech into English by four different translation companies.

PCEDT 1.0 also contains a parallel Czech-English corpus of plain text from Reader's Digest 1993-1996 consisting of 53,000 parallel sentences, and a large monolingual corpus of Czech (2.4 M sentences). The included Czech-English translation dictionary consists of 46,150 translation pairs in its lemmatized version and 496,673 pairs of word forms, where for each entry-translation pair all corresponding word form pairs have been generated. Also included is an English-Czech dictionary provided by Milan Svoboda under GNU/FDL license; this dictionary contains multi-word translations in 115,929 translation pairs.

The next version of PCEDT intends to translate the whole Wall Street Journal part of the Penn Treebank, and to include reference retranslations for Czech. As the manual for tectogrammatical annotation of English gets created, the proportion of manually annotated data will increase.


PCEDT 1.0 has been supported by the following grants and projects:


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