Late Latin Charter Treebank: contents and annotation

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This paper describes the construction and annotation of the Late Latin Charter Treebank, a set of
three dependency treebanks (LLCT1, LLCT2, and LLCT3) which contain together 1,261 Early
Medieval Latin documentary texts (i.e., original charters) written in Italy between AD 714 and 1000
(c. 594,000 tokens). The paper focuses on issues which a linguistically or philologically inclined
user of LLCT needs to know: the criteria on which the charters were selected, the special
characteristics of the annotation types utilized and the geographical and chronological distribution
of the data. In addition to normal queries on forms, lemmas, morphology and syntax, complex
philological research settings are enabled by the textual annotation layer of LLCT, which indicates
abbreviated and damaged words, as well as the formulaic and non-formulaic passages of each
Original languageEnglish
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)191-203
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2021
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 6121 Languages
  • Latin
  • corpus linguistics
  • treebanks
  • Medieval Latin
  • 113 Computer and information sciences

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