Publication type: Conference paper
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Swiss-AL : a multilingual Swiss web corpus for applied linguistics
Authors: Krasselt, Julia
Dreesen, Philipp
Fluor, Matthias
Mahlow, Cerstin
Rothenhäusler, Klaus
Runte, Maren
et. al: No
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 12th Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2020)
Page(s): 4145
Pages to: 4151
Conference details: 12th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC) 2020
Issue Date: May-2020
Publisher / Ed. Institution: European Language Resources Association
Language: English
Subjects: Web corpus; Applied linguistics; Annotation; Discourse analysis
Subject (DDC): 400: Language, linguistics
Abstract: The Swiss Web Corpus for Applied Linguistics (Swiss-AL) is a multilingual (German, French, Italian) collection of texts from selected web sources. Unlike most other web corpora it is not intended for NLP purposes, but rather designed to support data-based and data-driven research on societal and political discourses in Switzerland. It currently contains 8 million texts (approx. 1.55 billion tokens), including news and specialist publications, governmental opinions, and parliamentary records, web sites of political parties, companies, and universities, statements from industry associations and NGOs, etc. A flexible processing pipeline using state-of-the-art components allows researchers in applied linguistics to create tailor-made subcorpora for studying discourse in a wide range of domains. So far, Swiss-AL has been used successfully in research on Swiss public discourses on energy and on antibiotic resistance.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY-NC 4.0: Attribution - Non commercial 4.0 International
Departement: Applied Linguistics
Organisational Unit: Institute of Language Competence (ILC)
Appears in collections:Publikationen Angewandte Linguistik

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