A Gold Standard Marathi Raw Text Corpus

A Gold Standard Marathi Raw Text Corpus

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21,57,109 Words | 678 Tittles | XML format | 5 domains
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21,57,109 Words | 678 Tittles | XML format | 5 domains

Marathi is an Indo-Aryan language. It is the official language of Maharashtra state of India. Marathi is primarily spoken in Maharashtra (India) and parts of neighboring states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka (Particularly the bordering districts of Belgaum, Bidar, Gulbarga, and Uttara Kannada), union-territories of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.  LDC-IL Marathi 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 Marathi text can be broadly classified as literary and non- literary texts. A huge amount of literary texts are available in Marathi but scientific texts are less thus LDC-IL attempts to develop balanced text corpora of Marathi. Data has been collected from books, magazines, and newspapers and it is verified to true to the original texts than warehoused. 

Marathi 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




70.23 %



0.97 %

Mass Media


16.83 %

Science and Technology


2.59 %

Social Sciences


9.38 %

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

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Item specifics

  • Authors Ramamoorthy L., Narayan Choudhary, Saurabh Varik, Bhageshree Khandale, Gajanan R Apine, Apurva P. Betkekar, Godavari Thakur
  • Corpus Type Raw Corpus
  • Catalogue Number 1151
  • ISBN 978-81-7343-250-7
  • Data Source Typed+Cleaned
  • Character Count 14487556
  • Word Count 2157109
  • Release Date 04-Apr-2019
  • Terms and Conditions General instructions for use of the resources provided by LDC-IL.
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