I wish to conduct research on German based on cloze probabilities. Cloze probabilities are not trivial to collect, so I am asking if there exist any publicly available corpora of German sentences with cloze ratings.

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    Please justify the downvote. It seems corpus inquiries are not off topic.
    – user3503
    Oct 24, 2014 at 10:58
  • Someone could downvote it because it shows no research effort.
    – curiousdannii
    Oct 25, 2014 at 11:48
  • I guess I could throw a "I have googled every meaningful phrase and come up with nothing" up there, but that'd just be noise IMO.
    – user3503
    Jan 27, 2016 at 15:23
  • I have also privately obtained a few corpora by mailing researchers, but it would be great to know about a public corpus.
    – user3503
    Jan 27, 2016 at 15:24

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You can always try the Potsdam Sentence Corpus which is a collection of sentences (n=144) with every word cloze rated with a number of other predictors as well such as frequency etc.

  • just realized this is two years too late... sorry
    – raab
    Jan 27, 2016 at 11:18
  • Late answers aren't a problem on Stack Exchange, so there's nothing to be sorry about!
    – curiousdannii
    Jan 27, 2016 at 11:57
  • The PSC is indeed an example of what I was looking for and I have worked with it for quite some time, but it is not publicly available is it? You can write Reinhold Kliegl and he will gladly make it available, but if there is an open link/website, that would be great.
    – user3503
    Jan 27, 2016 at 15:25

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