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UD_Wolof-WTB is a natively manual developed treebank for Wolof. Sentences were collected from encyclopedic, fictional, biographical, religious texts and news.


UD_Wolof-WTB was developed 2018-2019 at the University of Bergen. The treebank contains around 43,000 tokens taken from a variety of genres (encyclopedic, informative, narrative, didactic, and expository). UD_Wolof-WTB is annotated for POS tag, morphological information and dependency relations. As the language shows complex interaction between morphology and cliticization, clitics have been segmented manually.

The treebank contains articles taken from the following sources: OSAD ( 6 articles (6269 tokens) Wolof Online 18 articles (12988 tokens) Wolof Wikipedia ( 12 articles (9232 tokens) ( 17 articles (15095 tokens) For each of the four sources, one half of the documents were assigned to the training corpus. Likewise, 1/4 of the documents from each source was respectively assigned to the development and the test corpus. The data split was done with caution with the aim to preserve contiguous texts in the different splits and also to keep a balance of genres in each of the splits.


The treebank is developed by Cheikh Bamba Dione. The syntactic annotation was checked and corrected manually. We wish to thank Arame Fal, Cheikh Alioune Ndao and Tamsir Anne for kindly giving permission to use their data.


  • 2021-05-15 v2.8
    • Removed the fake enhanced dependencies (some sentences had a copy of the basic tree, some had nothing).
  • 2019-05-15 v2.4
    • Initial release in Universal Dependencies.
=== Machine-readable metadata (DO NOT REMOVE!) ================================
Data available since: UD v2.4
License: CC BY-SA 4.0
Includes text: yes
Genre: bible wiki
Lemmas: manual native
UPOS: manual native
XPOS: not available
Features: manual native
Relations: manual native
Contributors: Dione, Bamba
Contributing: here