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The Potsdam Commentary Corpus 2.1 in ANNIS3

Peter Bourgonje
Applied Computational Linguistics, University of Potsdam, Germany

Manfred Stede
Applied Computational Linguistics, University of Potsdam, Germany

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Published in: Proceedings of the 17th International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories (TLT 2018), December 13–14, 2018, Oslo University, Norway

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 155:5, p. 31-38

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Published: 2018-12-10

ISBN: 978-91-7685-137-1

ISSN: 1650-3686 (print), 1650-3740 (online)


We present a new version of the Potsdam Commentary Corpus; a German corpus of news commentary articles annotated on several different layers. This new release includes additional annotation layers for dependency trees and information-structural aboutness topics as well as some bug fixes. In addition to discussing the additional layers, we demonstrate the added value of loading the corpus in ANNIS3, a tool to merge different annotation layers on the same corpus and allow for queries combining information from different annotation layers. Using several cross-layer example queries we demonstrate its suitability to corpus analysis for various different areas.


treebanks, information structure, cross-layer analysis


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