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The Lancaster Corpus of Mandarin Chinese:A corpus for monolingual and contrastive language study

McEnery, A. M. and Xiao, R. Z. (2004) The Lancaster Corpus of Mandarin Chinese:A corpus for monolingual and contrastive language study. In: LREC. .

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Abstract

This paper presents the newly released Lancaster Corpus of Mandarin Chinese (LCMC), a Chinese match for the FLOB and Frown corpora of British and American English. LCMC is a one-million-word balanced corpus of written Mandarin Chinese. The corpus contains five hundred 2,000-word samples of written Chinese texts sampled from fifteen text categories published in Mainland China around 1991, totalling one million words. LCMC is XML-compliant and conforms to CES, with each document containing a corpus header giving general information about the corpus and a body of text. The corpus is segmented and POS tagged with a tagging precision rate of over 98%. The corpus is a useful resource for research into modern Chinese as well as the cross-linguistic contrast between English and Chinese.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: corpus ; Chinese ; contrastive study
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Linguistics & English Language
ID Code: 49554
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 25 Aug 2011 14:56
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2013 09:21
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/49554

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