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This page describes the compound alignment gold standard COMPAL GS V1.0, a multilingual (German, English, French, Italian, Spanish) translation spotting resource for German compounds.

The current version contains 362 annotated German compounds (137 different types in total).

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This work was carried out in the context of the SPARCLING project, a project headed by Marianne Hundt and Martin Volk. The resource was created by Stéphanie Lehner (manual data selection and annotation), Johannes Graën (linguistic data), Simon Clematide (alignment/visualization software, guidance).


The corpus is available under the CC BY 4.0 license:

A publication about the gold standard is currently underway. In the meantime, please cite this resource via the stable URL


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Institute of Computational Linguistics – University of Zurich