Resource: TAC KBP Comprehensive English Source Corpora 2009-2014

Reference TAC KBP Comprehensive English Source Corpora 2009-2014
Date of Submission Feb. 27, 2018, 5:51 p.m.
Status accepted
ISLRN 413-253-098-648-6
Resource Type Primary Text
Media Type Text
Language English
Format/MIME Type text/plain
Size 7824992 KB
Access Medium Web Download


TAC KBP Comprehensive English Source Corpora 2009-2014 was developed by the Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) and contains the 3,877,207 English source documents used in support of the TAC KBP tasks from 2009-2014.

Text Analysis Conference (TAC) is a series of workshops organized by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). TAC was developed to encourage research in natural language processing and related applications by providing a large test collection, common evaluation procedures, and a forum for researchers to share their results. Through its various evaluations, the Knowledge Base Population (KBP) track of TAC encourages the development of systems that can match entities mentioned in natural texts with those appearing in a knowledge base and extract novel information about entities from a document collection and add it to a new or existing knowledge base.


The source data consists of newswire, broadcast material, and web text collected by LDC. Documents are released as a collection of zip files for overall compactness, and ease and efficiency of use. When unpacked the documents are all UTF-8 text files with a basic markup structure. Also provided are a series of lists and tables to aid in specific zip file to doc mappings and the recreation of specific test sets. See the included documentation for more information.


This material is based on research sponsored by Air Force Research Laboratory and Defense Advance Research Projects Agency under agreement number FA8750-13-2-0045. The U.S. Government is authorized to reproduce and distribute reprints for Governmental purposes notwithstanding any copyright notation thereon. The views and conclusions contained herein are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as necessarily representing the official policies or endorsements, either expressed or implied, of Air Force Research Laboratory and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency or the U.S. Government.

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Creator David Graff , Stephanie Strassel , Joe Ellis , Jeremy Getman
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