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Morphosyntactic Annotation of Historical Texts. The Making of the Baroque Corpus of Polish

  • Witold Kieraś
  • Dorota Komosińska
  • Emanuel Modrzejewski
  • Marcin Woliński
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10415)

Abstract

In the paper, we present some technical issues concerning processing 17th & 18th century texts for the purpose of building a corpus of that period. We describe a chain of procedures leading from transliterated source texts to morphological annotation of text samples that was implemented for building the Baroque Corpus of Polish, a relatively large historical corpus of Polish texts from 17th & 18th c. The described procedure consists of: automatic transliteration from original spelling to modern one, morphological analysis (including the construction of an inflectional dataset for Baroque Polish) and a tool for manual morphosyntactic annotation. The toolchain is being used to create a small manually validated subcorpus, which will serve as training data for a stochastic tagger. Then a larger corpus will be annotated automatically and made available via the Poliqarp corpus search tool.

Keywords

Historical corpora Morphosyntactic annotation Baroque Polish 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Witold Kieraś
    • 1
  • Dorota Komosińska
    • 1
  • Emanuel Modrzejewski
    • 2
  • Marcin Woliński
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of SciencesWarszawaPoland
  2. 2.Institute of Polish Language, Polish Academy of SciencesKrakówPoland

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