A Gold Standard Kannada Raw Text Corpus

A Gold Standard Kannada Raw Text Corpus

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Catalogue Number: 1127
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77,63,124 words | 1772 Titles | Data and Metadata in XML for...
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Dataset Description

77,63,124 words | 1772 Titles | Data and Metadata in XML format |  6 text domains

Kannada is one of the Ancient Indian language which belongs to the Dravidian family. It has its own script. Even though Kannada is considered as a classical language because of its ancient history in literature, the Kannada text corpus is extracted from contemporary text sources. To keep the corpus balanced, the Kannada text corpus is collected by keying-in and proofing text extracts from books of various domains or Crawled from News websites. The available corpus is in Unicode standard and the data with metadata is in XML format. 

The available Text Corpus details:



Percentage of Total




48.68 %



2.67 %

Mass Media


34.54 %

Official Document


0.07 %

Science and Technology


3.13 %

Social Sciences


10.91 %

A detailed explanation of the Kannada Text Corpus will be available in the Kannada Raw Text Corpus Documentation. 

For any research-based citations, please use the following citations:

  • Ramamoorthy, L., Narayan  Choudhary, Vijayalaxmi F. Patil, Chetan Suryakant Baji,  Malini N Abhyankar, Rajesha N. & Manasa G. 2019. A Gold Standard Kannada Raw Text Corpus. Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore.
  • Choudhary, Narayan & L. Ramamoorthy. 2019. "LDC-IL Raw Text Corpora: An Overview"  in  Linguistic Resources for AI/NLP in Indian Languages, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore. pp. 1-10.

Item specifics

  • Authors Ramamoorthy L., Narayan Choudhary, Vijayalaxmi F Patil, Chetan Suryakant Baji, Rajesha N., Manasa G, Sunitha Rajendra, Reshma S., Kavitha L, Malini N. Abhyankar
  • Corpus Type Raw Corpus
  • Catalogue Number 1127
  • ISBN 978-81-7343-226-2
  • Data Source Typed+Cleaned
  • Character Count 64909781
  • Word Count 7763124
  • Release Date 04-Apr-2019
  • Terms and Conditions General instructions for use of the resources provided by LDC-IL.
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