Japanese Business News Text

Item Name: Japanese Business News Text
Author(s): David Graff, Zhibiao Wu
LDC Catalog No.: LDC95T8
ISBN: 1-58563-049-7
ISLRN: 177-142-310-728-1
Member Year(s): 1995
DCMI Type(s): Text
Data Source(s): newswire
Project(s): TIDES, GALE
Application(s): language modeling, information retrieval
Language(s): Japanese
Language ID(s): jpn
License(s): Japanese Business News Text Individual
Japanese Business News Text Organization
Nihon Keizai Shimbun Agreement
Online Documentation: LDC95T8 Documents
Licensing Instructions: Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members
Citation: Graff, David, and Zhibiao Wu. Japanese Business News Text LDC95T8. Web Download. Philadelphia: Linguistic Data Consortium, 1995.

The Linguistic Data Consortium announces the availability of a Japanese language text corpus composed of business and financial news from two sources:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

This corpus is available to LDC members only.

 

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