Chinese Gigaword Second Edition

Item Name: Chinese Gigaword Second Edition
Author(s): David Graff, Ke Chen, Junbo Kong, Kazuaki Maeda
LDC Catalog No.: LDC2005T14
ISBN: 1-58563-353-4
ISLRN: 292-607-460-859-8
Release Date: August 17, 2005
Member Year(s): 2005
DCMI Type(s): Text
Data Source(s): newswire
Project(s): TIDES, GALE, EARS
Application(s): language modeling, information retrieval, natural language processing
Language(s): Mandarin Chinese
Language ID(s): cmn
License(s): LDC User Agreement for Non-Members
Online Documentation: LDC2005T14 Documents
Licensing Instructions: Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members
Citation: Graff, David, et al. Chinese Gigaword Second Edition LDC2005T14. Web Download. Philadelphia: Linguistic Data Consortium, 2005.

Introduction

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.

Samples

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

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