A Gold Standard Nepali Raw Text Corpus

A Gold Standard Nepali Raw Text Corpus

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Nepali is one of the 22 schedule languages of India. It is descendent of Sanskrit.

Nepali 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 contemporary text in typed and crawled methods. LDC-IL Nepali Text Corpus size is 70,57,524 words drawn from 1,347 different titles. The six major domains are Aesthetics, Commerce, Official Documents, Social Sciences, Mass Media and Science & Technology.

Nepali is one of the 22 schedule languages of India. It is descendent of Sanskrit. It belongs to the Indo-Aryan language group. It is spoken in Darjeeling, Sikkim, North-Eastern states of India and also Uttranchal, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Bihar and Jharkhand. It is also spoken in Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar. LDC-IL Nepali 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 Nepali text can be broadly classified as literary and non- literary texts. Huge amount of literary texts are available in Nepali but scientific texts are less thus LDC-IL attempts to develop balanced text corpora of Nepali. Data has been collected from books, magazines and newspapers and it is verified to true to the original texts.

A much more detailed explanation of the Nepali Raw Text Corpus will be available in the Nepali Text Corpus Documentation. 

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

  • Ramamoorthy, L., Narayan  Choudhary, Samar Sinha, Jeena Rai, Umesh Chamling Rai &  Rupesh Rai. 2019. A Gold Standard Nepali 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, Umesh Chamling Rai, Rupesh Rai, Samar Sinha, Jeena Rai
  • Corpus Type Raw Corpus
  • Catalogue Number 1154
  • ISBN 978-81-7343-253-8
  • Data Source Typed+Cleaned
  • Character Count 46879154
  • Word Count 7057524
  • Release Date 04/04/2019
  • Terms and Conditions General instructions for use of the resources provided by LDC-IL.
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