Newspaper corpora are corpora which exclusively consist of newspaper material.
The Eindhoven corpus (VU version) is a collection of Dutch written and transcribed spoken texts from the period from 1960 to 1976. The corpus contains approximately 768,000 tokens. It is the first collection of Dutch written and (transcribed) spoken texts.
- version 2.0.1 (2014)
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The SumNL summary corpus is based on 30 clusters. Each cluster consists of a topic and 5-25 newspaper articles relevant to the topic. For each cluster two summaries of different sizes and also extracts consisting of ten sentences from the texts were made.
- version 1.0.1
- data set from 2014
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Wablieft corpus: easy language
The Wablieft corpus contains the digital archive of the Wablieft newspaper (period 2011-2017), as also available on the website http://www.wablieft.be/krant/archief.
It contains 2 million words of newspaper material in easy to read Dutch. Metadata is available regarding the newspaper section (interior, sport, ...) and the publication date. This concerns all material since the newspaper became fully available digitally and online, from 2011 to December 2017.
The data is available in different formats: original text files, text files with one sentence per line, annotated with Frog (POS tagging, lemmatisation, morphology, named entity recognition, chunking, dependency relationships) in FoLiA or CoNNL, and analyzed syntactically with Alpino, in Alpino-XML.
There is an agreement with Wablieft for the distribution of this material for non-commercial purposes. Commercial parties can contact Wablieft to obtain a license for the material.
- 2011-2017 archive of easy language newspaper in Belgian Dutch.
- tagged, lemmatized, parsed, available in several file formats
- version 1.2
- Vincent Vandeghinste, Bram Bulté & Liesbeth Augustinus (2019). Wablieft: An Easy-to-Read Newspaper corpus for Dutch. In CLARIN Annual Conference 2019 Proceedings. pp.188-191. Leipzig, Germany.
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Corpus VU-DNC (VU University Diachronic News text Corpus)
The VU-DNC Corpus is a diachronic Dutch newspaper corpus (VU Free University Dutch Newspaper Corpus).
The corpus consists of data from five newspapers: Algemeen Dagblad, NRC (Handelsblad), De Telegraaf, Trouw and De Volkskrant. For each of the newspapers, data of two years (1950/1951 and 2002) are available. The articles were selected by topic (e.g. headline news, foreign news and sports). Special feature of the corpus is that both the presence of subjective elements in the articles and the presence of direct speech have been annotated. The subjective elements are annotated based on a set of lexical elements (subjectivity lexicon). As a result, the corpus is very useful to linguistically oriented researchers who are interested in diachrony and/or subjectivity and to communication scientists and media scholars who are interested in changing practices regarding the framing of coverage.