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FYI: Releasing the First Treebank for Persian


Author: Masood Ghayoomi

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics

Language Family: None

FYI Body: We are pleased to announce the availability and freely accessibility of the
first developed treebank for Persian called Persian Treebank
(PerTreeBank).

PertreeBank is an HPSG-based treebank. The data set used in this tree­
bank is from the fre­e­ly avail­able Bi­jank­han Cor­pus.

PerTreeBank is accessible via this link:
http://hpsg.fu-berlin.de/~ghayoomi/PTB.html

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