A 300 MB Turkish Corpus and Word Analysis

  • Gökhan Dalkilic
  • Yalcin Cebi
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2457)


In order to determine some properties of a language, a corpus of that language should be created. To analyze Turkish language, at first, a Turkish corpus having ~300 MB capacity and more than 44 million words was prepared by using 10 different web sites having Turkish content. Most frequently used word statistics of Turkish were calculated by using this corpus. Frequencies of most frequently used first 7 words were compared with their equivalent in English, and it was found out that most frequently used words are not nouns in natural languages Most frequently used words having 1 to 5 letters were determined and they were applied onto a randomly selected text in order to test the validity of the process.


Entropy Turkey 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gökhan Dalkilic
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  • Yalcin Cebi
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Engineering Dept.Dokuz Eylul UniversityBornovaTurkey

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