A Gold Standard Maithili Raw Text Corpus

A Gold Standard Maithili Raw Text Corpus

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53,16,552 Words | 499 Tittles | XML format | 5 domains
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Dataset Description

53,16,552 Words | 499 Tittles | XML format | 5 domains

Maithili is an Indio-Aryan language, a direct descendant of Sanskrit. Which is spoken in the states of Bihar, Jarkhand, and part of Nepal. It is one of the scheduled language of India. 

LDC-IL Maithili Text Corpus developed according to various factors such as quality of the text, representativeness, retrievable format,  size of corpus, authenticity, etc. For collecting text corpus LDC-IL adopts a standard category list of various domains and a prior set of criteria. The corpus of Maithili text can be broadly classified as literary and non- literary texts. Huge amount of literary texts are available in Maithili but scientific texts are less thus LDC-IL attempts to develop balanced text corpora of Maithili. Data has been collected from books, magazines, and newspapers and it is verified to true to the original texts then warehoused.

Maithili Text Corpus encoded in a machine-readable form and stored in a standard format. The major encoding being used is Unicode and stored in XML format. The data is embedded with metadata information. The corpus has been created from the contemporary text in typed and crawled methods.

The available Text Corpus details:



Percentage of Total




73.30 %



00.96 %

Mass Media


23.57 %

Science and Technology


00.06 %

Social Sciences


02.11 %

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

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

Item specifics

  • Authors Ramamoorthy L., Narayan Choudhary, Dinesh Mishra, Arun Kumar Singh, Atuleshwar Jha
  • Corpus Type Raw Corpus
  • Catalogue Number 1137
  • ISBN 978-81-7343-236-1
  • Data Source Typed+Cleaned
  • Character Count 29658942
  • Word Count 5316552
  • Release Date 04-Apr-2019
  • Terms and Conditions General instructions for use of the resources provided by LDC-IL.
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