Toward a Comparable Corpus of Latvian, Russian and English Tweets

Dmitrijs Milajevs


Abstract
Twitter has become a rich source for linguistic data. Here, a possibility of building a trilingual Latvian-Russian-English corpus of tweets from Riga, Latvia is investigated. Such a corpus, once constructed, might be of great use for multiple purposes including training machine translation models, examining cross-lingual phenomena and studying the population of Riga. This pilot study shows that it is feasible to build such a resource by collecting and analysing a pilot corpus, which is made publicly available and can be used to construct a large comparable corpus.
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W17-2505
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Proceedings of the 10th Workshop on Building and Using Comparable Corpora
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August
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2017
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Vancouver, Canada
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BUCC | WS
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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26–30
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https://aclanthology.org/W17-2505
DOI:
10.18653/v1/W17-2505
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Dmitrijs Milajevs. 2017. Toward a Comparable Corpus of Latvian, Russian and English Tweets. In Proceedings of the 10th Workshop on Building and Using Comparable Corpora, pages 26–30, Vancouver, Canada. Association for Computational Linguistics.
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