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1.2.4 Languages and varieties

Languages and varieties per chat

In order to assign a language tagging to each chat, we looked at the first 250 messages and assigned two possible attributes per language:

  • lang_100_and_more: Languages that were found in more than 100 messages
  • lang_less_than_100: Languages that were less frequent

for the following languages:

  • fra: French
  • ita: Italian
  • roh: Any variety of Romansh
  • gsw: dialectal German as used in Switzerland
  • deu: non-dialectal German
  • eng: English
  • spa: Spanish
  • sla: Any Slavic language

Please note: In the browsing tool ANNIS, we created sub-corpora per language, where each message appears in one and only one sub-corpus. In most cases, this it the language that delivers more than 100 chats. If there are two languages providing more than 100 messages, we arbitrarily prioritized the languages: ROH > GSW > FRA > DEU > ITA > ENG/SPA/SLA.

If you want to work with all chats that contain a specific language in more than 100 messages, use the query msg & meta::lang_100_and_more="fra, gsw" on the whole corpus.

For an overview over languages and varieties in the corpus consult: Ueberwasser, Simone; Stark, Elisabeth (2017): "What’s up, Switzerland? A corpus-based research project in a multilingual country". In: Linguistik online, 84/5, 105-126. https://bop.unibe.ch/linguistik-online/article/view/3849/5834

Languages and varieties per message

The information of the main language of a message is saved in the annotation most_likely_lang and can thus be queried with e.g. most_likely_lang="gsw".

Available languages:

  • fra: French
  • ita: Italian
  • roh: Any variety of Romansh
  • gsw: dialectal German as used in Switzerland
  • deu: non-dialectal German
  • eng: English
  • spa: Spanish
  • sla: Any Slavic language

Romansh varieties:

  • roh-ja: Jauer Romansh
  • roh-sr: romontsch sursilvan
  • roh-st: rumàntsch sutsilvan
  • roh-sm: rumantsch surmiran
  • roh-pt: rumauntsch puter
  • roh-vl: rumantsch vallader
  • roh-gr: rumantsch grischun
01_corpus/02_preprocessing/04_languages.txt · Last modified: 2020/05/11 08:56 (external edit)