Erla Hallsteinsdóttir


High Quality Word Lists as a Resource for Multiple Purposes
Uwe Quasthoff | Dirk Goldhahn | Thomas Eckart | Erla Hallsteinsdóttir | Sabine Fiedler
Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'14)

Since 2011 the comprehensive, electronically available sources of the Leipzig Corpora Collection have been used consistently for the compilation of high quality word lists. The underlying corpora include newspaper texts, Wikipedia articles and other randomly collected Web texts. For many of the languages featured in this collection, it is the first comprehensive compilation to use a large-scale empirical base. The word lists have been used to compile dictionaries with comparable frequency data in the Frequency Dictionaries series. This includes frequency data of up to 1,000,000 word forms presented in alphabetical order. This article provides an introductory description of the data and the methodological approach used. In addition, language-specific statistical information is provided with regard to letters, word structure and structural changes. Such high quality word lists also provide the opportunity to explore comparative linguistic topics and such monolingual issues as studies of word formation and frequency-based examinations of lexical areas for use in dictionaries or language teaching. The results presented here can provide initial suggestions for subsequent work in several areas of research.

A 500 Million Word POS-Tagged Icelandic Corpus
Thomas Eckart | Erla Hallsteinsdóttir | Sigrún Helgadóttir | Uwe Quasthoff | Dirk Goldhahn
Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'14)

The new POS-tagged Icelandic corpus of the Leipzig Corpora Collection is an extensive resource for the analysis of the Icelandic language. As it contains a large share of all Web documents hosted under the .is top-level domain, it is especially valuable for investigations on modern Icelandic and non-standard language varieties. The corpus is accessible via a dedicated web portal and large shares are available for download. Focus of this paper will be the description of the tagging process and evaluation of statistical properties like word form frequencies and part of speech tag distributions. The latter will be in particular compared with values from the Icelandic Frequency Dictionary (IFD) Corpus.


Íslenskur Orðasjóður – Building a Large Icelandic Corpus
Erla Hallsteinsdóttir | Thomas Eckart | Chris Biemann | Uwe Quasthoff | Matthias Richter
Proceedings of the 16th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics (NODALIDA 2007)