The Parliament of the Czech Republic consists of two chambers: the Chamber of Deputies (Lower House) and the Senate (Upper House). The TEI encoded corpus ParCzech is a corpus of stenographic protocols that record the Chamber of Deputies' meetings. The corpus is automatically enriched with the morphological and named-entity annotations using the procedures MorphoDita and NameTag, resp.

The following terms in parliamentary procedures are relevant for browsing ParCzech. 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.

One document in ParCzech, see Documents in the menu on the left, corresponds to one agenda item. The documents are labeled in a way that describes a 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. For illustration, the document 2013-001-01-005 is a 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 a 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).