Published May 17, 2020 | Version 0.1.0
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United National General Assembly Corpus (UNGA)

  • 1. University of Duisburg-Essen


The United Nations publish pdf documents of the verbatim records of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Based on a machine-readable XML version of the documents prepared in the PolMine Project, a linguistically annotated version of the corpus has been imported into the Corpus Worbench (CWB) and is published as the UNGA corpus. This corpus has been prepared as a sample implementation of the workflow of the Framework for Parsing Plenary Protocols (fappp) and serves as "universal" test data for the polmineR package: A corpus of the UN General Assembly is most international test resource that occurred to us. Note that the language resource has not yet gone through extensive quality checks! Data quality should be sufficient for text mining exercises, but further improvements may be necessary to develop the corpus into a genuine research resource for research on international relations (IR) and international organizations. If you have feedback on the data, please use the issue tracker of the UNGA R package. In line with the Freedom of Information, a principle firmly established in the UN system, the original verbatim records of the UN General Assembly are in the public domain. The UNGA corpus that we have derived from the original pdf documents by preparing an XML version, annotating the data linguistically and preparing and indexed corpus is published under a Creative Commons License (CC-BY-SA).


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