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Hands-On Natural Language Processing with Python by Rajalingappaa Shanmugamani, Rajesh Arumugam

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Text corpus or corpora

The language data that all NLP tasks depend upon is called the text corpus or simply corpus. A corpus is a large set of text data that can be in one of the languages like English, French, and so on. The corpus can consist of a single document or a bunch of documents. The source of the text corpus can be social network sites like Twitter, blog sites, open discussion forums like Stack Overflow, books, and several others. In some of the tasks like machine translation, we would require a multilingual corpus. For example we might need both the English and French translations of the same document content for developing a machine translation model. For speech tasks, we would also need human voice recordings and the corresponding ...

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