Arabic Treebank - Broadcast News v1.0 was developed at the Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC). It consists
of 120 transcribed Arabic broadcast news stories with part-of-speech, morphology,
gloss and syntactic tree annotation in accordance with the Penn
Arabic Treebank (PATB) Morphological and Syntactic Annotation Guidelines.
The ongoing PATB project supports research in Arabic-language natural language
processing and human language technology development. The methodology and work
leading to the release of this publication are described in detail in the documentation
accompanying this corpus.
This release contains 432,976 source tokens before clitics were split, and
517,080 tree tokens after clitics were separated for treebank annotation. The
source materials are Arabic broadcast news stories collected by LDC during the period
2005-2008 from the following sources: Abu Dhabi TV, Al Alam News Channel, Al
Arabiya, Al Baghdadya TV, Al Fayha, Alhurra, Al Iraqiyah, Aljazeera, Al Ordiniyah,
Al Sharqiyah, Dubai TV, Kuwait TV, Lebanese Broadcasting Corp., Oman TV, Radio
Sawa, Saudi TV and Syria TV. The transcripts were produced by LDC.
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This work was supported in part by the Defense Advanced Research
Projects Agency, GALE Program Grant No. HR0011-06-1-0003. The content
of this publication does not necessarily reflect the position or the
policy of the Government, and no official endorsement should be
None at this time.
Portions © 2007-2008 Abu Dhabi TV, © 2007 Al Alam News Channel,
© 2007-2008 Al Arabiya, © 2008 Al Baghdadya TV, © 2008 Al Fayha,
© 2007-2008 Al Iraqiyah, © 2005-2007 Aljazeera, © 2007 Al Ordiniyah,
© 2008 Al Sharqiyah, © 2005, 2007-2008 Dubai TV, © 2007 Kuwait
TV, © 2008 Oman TV, © 2007 PAC, Ltd., © 2007-2008 Saudi TV, ©
2007 Syria TV, © 2012 Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania