Newspaper corpora

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SumNL: summary-corpus[edit]

The SumNL Corpus of Abstracts 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.

Wablieft corpus: easy language[edit]

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.

Corpus VU-DNC (VU University Diachronic News text Corpus)[edit]

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.