Database of Word Level Statistics - Mandarin

Item Name: Database of Word Level Statistics - Mandarin
Author(s): Karl David Neergaard, Hongzhi Xu, Chu-Ren Huang
LDC Catalog No.: LDC2020L01
ISBN: 1-58563-914-1
ISLRN: 337-551-709-997-4
Release Date: January 15, 2020
Member Year(s): 2020
DCMI Type(s): Text
Data Source(s): web collection
Application(s): phonology, orthography, part of speech tagging, psycholinguistics
Language(s): Mandarin Chinese
Language ID(s): cmn
License(s): Database of Word Level Statistics – Mandarin Agreement
Online Documentation: LDC2020L01 Documents
Licensing Instructions: Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members
Citation: Neergaard, Karl David, Hongzhi Xu, and Chu-Ren Huang. Database of Word Level Statistics - Mandarin LDC2020L01. Web Download. Philadelphia: Linguistic Data Consortium, 2020.


Database of Word Level Statistics - Mandarin was developed by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. It provides lexical characteristics of a descriptive and statistical nature for words and nonwords of Mandarin Chinese. It is designed for researchers particularly concerned with language processing of isolated words. Invariant characteristics include each item's lexicality, sampa, pinyin, IPA transcription, lexical tone, syllable structure, syllable length, pinyin length, segment length, dominant PoS, lexical frequency of the dominant PoS, percent of that dominant PoS, and other PoSes associated with the given item.


The corpus is presented in a series of UTF-8 encoded tab separated plain text files. The original frequency counts were adapted from the word list in Subtlex-CH. Monosyllables from the Subtlex-CH character list that were not present as monosyllabic words were added to the list in order to provide statistical information for all Mandarin syllables.


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