Verkerk, Annemarie; Talamo, Luigi

mini-CIEP+ : A Shareable Parallel Corpus of Prose

Zweigenbaum, Pierre; Rapp, Reinhard; Sharoff, Serge (Ed.): Proceedings of the 17th Workshop on Building and Using Comparable Corpora (BUCC) @ LREC-COLING 2024, ELRA and ICCL, pp. 135-143, Torino, Italia, 2024.

In this paper we present mini-CIEP+, a sharable parallel corpus of prose. mini-CIEP+ consists of the first part of ten different works of prose across many different languages, allowing for the cross-linguistic investigation of larger discourse units. Subcorpora typically contain 5750 sentences and almost 125K tokens. Subcorpora have dependency grammar annotation based on the Universal Dependencies standard (de Marneffe et al., 2021). mini-CIEP+ version 1.0 is available in 35 languages, with the aim of increasing the sample to 50 languages. It is shareable due to recent developments in German law, which allow researchers to share up to 15% of copy-righted material with a select group of people for their own research. Hence, mini-CIEP+ is not publically available, but is rather shareable in a modular fashion with select researchers. We additionally describe future plans for further annotation of mini-CIEP+ as well as its limitations.