UN CORPUS DELLA STAMPA ITALIANA LOCALE

  • Simone Torsani Dipartimento di Lingue e Culture Moderne, Università di Genova

Abstract

A corpus of the Italian local press. This paper introduces CoSIL, a corpus of articles from Italian local newspapers containing about 180,000 texts and 66,000,000 words. The corpus was built to provide researchers with a freely downloadable balanced corpus of journalistic texts and a material for linguistic research on online local press, a nowadays-pervasive source of information. Besides the objectives behind the construction of the corpus, the paper describes its design and development, focusing on its representativeness and balance.

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Published
2019-12-30
Section
ItINERARI