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English Gigaword was produced by Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) catalog number LDC2003T05 and ISBN 1-58563-260-0, and is distributed on DVD. This is a comprehensive archive of newswire text data in English that has been acquired over several years by the LDC.

Annotated English Gigaword, Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) Catalog Number LDC2012T21 and ISBN 1-58563-629-0, was developed by Johns Hopkins University's Human Language Technology Center of Excellence. It adds automatically-generated syntactic and discourse structure annotation to English Gigaword Fifth Edition (LDC2011T07) and also contains an API and tools for reading the dataset's XML files. The goal of the annotation is to provide a standardized corpus for knowledge extraction and distributional semantics which enables broader involvement in large-scale knowledge-acquisition efforts by researchers.

Four distinct international sources of English newswire are represented here:

  • Agence France Press English Service (afe)
  • Associated Press Worldstream English Service (apw)
  • The New York Times Newswire Service (nyt)
  • The Xinhua News Agency English Service (xie)