Licence Agreement for the NEGRA Corpus
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This agreement is made and entered into as of ____________________ by and
between the parties:
- Universität des Saarlandes, FR 4.7 Computerlinguistik
Lehrstuhl Prof. Dr. Hans Uszkoreit
Postfach 151150, D-66041 Saarbrücken, Germany
referred to as: ``LICENSER''
referred to as: ``USER''
The NEGRA corpus, version 2.0, consists of approximately 355,000 tokens
(20,000 sentences) of German newspaper text, taken from the Frankfurter
Rundschau as contained in the CD ``Multilingual Corpus 1'' of the
European Corpus Initiative. 60,000 tokens were annotated with
parts-of-speech at the Institut für maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung,
Stuttgart. The rest, 295,000 tokens, were annotated with
parts-of-speech in projects NEGRA (DFG
Sonderforschungsbereich 378, Projekt C3) and LINC (Universität des
Saarlandes) in Saarbrücken. The complete corpus was
annotated with syntactic structures in NEGRA and LINC.
Copyright of different parts of the NEGRA Corpus is to:
Universität Stuttgart, Institut für maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung, for
part-of-speech annotations of the first 60,000 tokens.
- Universität des Saarlandes, FR 4.7 Computerlinguistik,
Saarbrücken, for all other part-of-speech annotations, all structural
annotations, and corpus documentation.
The raw text of the Frankfurter Rundschau as used in the corpus is
copyrighted by the Association for Computational Linguistics and
released by the European Corpus Initiative on the CD ``Multilingual
Corpus 1''. USER certifies by signing this license agreement that
USER has a valid licence for the CD ``Multilingual Corpus 1''.
LICENSER grants USER a non-exclusive license to use the NEGRA
corpus, version 2.0. USER agrees
- to use the corpus only for
non-commercial, non-profit research purposes;
- to make no changes to the corpus;
- and to acknowledge the use of the corpus in all publications
reporting on results produced with the help of the NEGRA corpus.
Use of the corpus or use of data derived from the corpus for any commercial
purposes requires explicit written agreement of LICENSER.
The NEGRA corpus and its documentation will be held in confidence by
USER and will not be disclosed by USER to third parties, except for
those parts of the corpus or its documentation that are explicitly
marked for public use, and except for example sentences in scientific
USER shall and will employ all necessary precautions to ensure that no
persons or institutions other than persons as are in the employ of USER
or in the same research project as USER will get access to the NEGRA
corpus or parts thereof. Other persons or institutions desiring access
to the corpus should be directed to LICENSER to obtain separate
This license is granted by LICENSER to USER free of charge.
The NEGRA corpus and its documentation is provided on an ``as is''
basis, with no guarantee of its veracity or accuracy. No liability is
accepted for any damage caused by its use.
LICENSER hereby informs USER that the distributed version of the
NEGRA corpus is work in progress, and despite that large efforts are spent
on removing annotation errors, some of them still remain in the corpus.
| Saarbrücken, || ____________________ || _______________, || ____________________
| LICENSER || || USER ||
| Signature || ____________________ || Signature || ____________________
| Name || ____________________ || Name || ____________________
Last updated by: Oliver Plaehn Wed Jul 18 12:07:29 MET 2001
Created by: Thorsten Brants Wed Oct 28 16:59:29 MET 1998