Chinese Gigaword Release Second Edition was produced by
Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) catalog number LDC2005T14 and
ISBN 1-58563-353-4. This is a comprehensive archive of newswire
text data in Chinese that has been acquired over several years by
This edition includes all of the contents in the first release
of the Chinese Gigaword corpus (LDC2003T09) as well as new data
collected after the publication of the first edition. Also, a
limited number of articles from a new newspaper source (Zaobao)
have been added in this edition.
The three distinct international sources of Chinese
newswire included in this edition are the following:
| ||Central News Agency, Taiwan||(cna_cmn)|
| ||Xinhua News Agency||(xin_cmn)|
| ||Zaobao Newspaper||(zbn_cmn)|
The seven-character abbreviations shown above represent both the
source name and the language ID ("cmn" for Mandarin Chinese).
New In Second Edition
New documents (Xinhua from October 2002 through December
2004 and CNA from January 2003 through December 2004) have
A new newspaper source (Lianhe Zaobao) has been added.
For an example of this corpus, please review this screen capture
displaying some of the text included.
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1990-2004 Xinhua News Agency, © 2000-2003 SPH AsiaOne, Ltd.,
© 2005 Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania