The TIGER Corpus (versions 2.1 and 2.2) consists of app. 900,000 tokens (50,000 sentences) of German newspaper text, taken from the Frankfurter Rundschau

The TIGER Project

Peter Eisenberg (Potsdam), Christian Rohrer (Stuttgart), Hans Uszkoreit (Saarbrücken)
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
Long description

TIGER was a joint project of

The project was funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) from 1999 to 2004.


The aim of the project was the creation of a large syntactically annotated corpus of German newspaper text. It comprises the following tasks:

    • Development of a scheme for the syntactic annotation of German newspaper texts. 
      The scheme should be as theory-independent as possible in order to ensure a high degree of acceptance and re-usability.


    • Development of new techniques for the automation of corpus annotation, 
      aiming at very fast but still very reliable and accurate annotation.


    • Syntactic annotation of newspaper texts
      creating the treebank TIGER Corpus based on the annotation scheme and tools for automation.


  • Phenomenon-based retrieval of sentences from the annotated corpus. 
    The query tool TIGERSearch for syntactically annotated text was developed and implemented.



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