Pavel Procházka


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SYN2015: Representative Corpus of Contemporary Written Czech
Michal Křen | Václav Cvrček | Tomáš Čapka | Anna Čermáková | Milena Hnátková | Lucie Chlumská | Tomáš Jelínek | Dominika Kováříková | Vladimír Petkevič | Pavel Procházka | Hana Skoumalová | Michal Škrabal | Petr Truneček | Pavel Vondřička | Adrian Jan Zasina
Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'16)

The paper concentrates on the design, composition and annotation of SYN2015, a new 100-million representative corpus of contemporary written Czech. SYN2015 is a sequel of the representative corpora of the SYN series that can be described as traditional (as opposed to the web-crawled corpora), featuring cleared copyright issues, well-defined composition, reliability of annotation and high-quality text processing. At the same time, SYN2015 is designed as a reflection of the variety of written Czech text production with necessary methodological and technological enhancements that include a detailed bibliographic annotation and text classification based on an updated scheme. The corpus has been produced using a completely rebuilt text processing toolchain called SynKorp. SYN2015 is lemmatized, morphologically and syntactically annotated with state-of-the-art tools. It has been published within the framework of the Czech National Corpus and it is available via the standard corpus query interface KonText at as well as a dataset in shuffled format.


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The SYN-series corpora of written Czech
Milena Hnátková | Michal Křen | Pavel Procházka | Hana Skoumalová
Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'14)

The paper overviews the SYN series of synchronic corpora of written Czech compiled within the framework of the Czech National Corpus project. It describes their design and processing with a focus on the annotation, i.e. lemmatization and morphological tagging. The paper also introduces SYN2013PUB, a new 935-million newspaper corpus of Czech published in 2013 as the most recent addition to the SYN series before planned revision of its architecture. SYN2013PUB can be seen as a completion of the series in terms of titles and publication dates of major Czech newspapers that are now covered by complete volumes in comparable proportions. All SYN-series corpora can be characterized as traditional, with emphasis on cleared copyright issues, well-defined composition, reliable metadata and high-quality data processing; their overall size currently exceeds 2.2 billion running words.