ParCzech PS7 1.0

The TEI encoded corpus ParCzech PS7 1.0 is a corpus of stenographic protocols that record the Chamber of Deputies' (PS) meetings held in the 7th term between 2013-2017.  The audio recordings are available as well. The corpus is automatically enriched with the morphological and named-entity annotations using the procedures MorphoDita and NameTag, resp.

ParCzech PS7 1.0 is the very first member of the ParCzech corpus family of data coming from the Parliament of the Czech Republic. The corpus is downloadable from the LINDAT/CLARIAH-CZ repository

The following terms in parliamentary procedures are relevant for browsing the corpus: during a term (volební období), there are meetings (schůze) which are a group of sittings (projednávání) and which typically take place in more than one day. Each meeting has its own agenda and an agenda item (bod schůze) is discussed in speeches (promluvy) that can be made at more than one sitting.

The documents, see Documents in the menu on the left, are labeled in a way that describes the hierarchy of terms, meetings, sittings, and agenda items. All meetings are numbered from 001 onwards for each term, sittings from 01 onwards for each meeting, agenda items from 001 onwards for each meeting. It means that one document in the corpus corresponds to one agenda item. For illustration, the document 2013-001-01-005 is the protocol of speeches on the fifth agenda item (005) made in the first sitting (01) of the first meeting (001) of the term that started in 2013 (2013). The document 2013-001-01-003b.u is the protocol of speeches on the third agenda item made in multiple parts and b stands for the second part; the suffix u stands for an unauthorized version.


This work has been using language resources and tools developed and/or stored and/or distributed by the LINDAT/CLARIAH-CZ project of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic (project LM2018101).