Finnish is one of the many languages whose text corpora are included in Sketch Engine, a tool for discovering how language works. Sketch Engine is designed for linguists, lexicologists, lexicographers, researchers, translators, terminologists, teachers and students working with Finnish to easily discover what is typical and frequent in the language and to notice phenomena which would go unnoticed without a large sample of Finnish text.

Sketch Engine has tools to identify and analyse collocations, synonyms and antonyms, examples of use in context, keywords or terms. Frequency word lists of Finnish single-word or multi-word expressions of various types can be generated. Even users without any technical knowledge can create their own Finnish corpus using the Sketch Engine's intuitive built-in tool.

Tools to work with Finnish text corpora

To work with the Finnish language, Sketch Engine offers the following tools:

Finnish Word Sketch

Word Sketch is the easiest way to get an at-a-glance overview of a word’s behaviour. Collocations are displayed in categorized lists to identify strong and weak collocates easily. more»

Available Word Sketches for user corpora: Full-featured Sketch grammar.

Word Sketch difference will compare two word sketches and will indicate which collocates tend to combine with one word or the other. The information can be used to avoid mistakes in word choice or to study the differences between two words with a similar meaning. more»

Finnish concordance

The concordancer included in Sketch Engine can be used to display a list of examples (called concordance) of the search word or phrase as it appears in Finnish language text corpora. The search will display the keyword with some context to the right and context to the left of the keyword (KWIC concordance). more»

Finnish term extraction

Terminology extraction is a feature of Sketch Engine which automatically identifies single-word and multi-word terms in a subject-specific Finnish text by comparing it to a general Finnish corpus. The tool is aimed at translators, terminologists, ESP teachers and anyone who needs to deal with domain texts. The screen with results includes links to example sentences and Wikipedia definitions. more»

Bilingual term extraction

Parallel corpora are used to extract terms in two languages simultaneously and display a terminology list with translations into the other language. more»

Finnish thesaurus

The thesaurus is a feature that automatically generates a list of words similar in meaning to the keyword. more»

Finnish word lists

The word list feature will generate a frequency list of all words that appear in a text or corpus. A very large corpus can be used to generate a list of all words that exist in Finnish or all words that start, contain or end with specific characters. Advanced options can be used to generate lists of grammatical categories or parts of speech used in a corpus together with their frequencies. more»

N-grams in Finnish

Generating a list of N-grams contained in a text makes it possible to identify and study patterns and notice phenomena related to multi-word units (MWU) in Finnish that cannot be detected by other tools. more»

List of available Finnish corpora

  • trial – available to both trial users as well as paying subscribers
  • main – only available to paying subscribers
  • on demand – access to the corpus is subject to specific terms, click the corpus name for details
CorpusAccess policySize in words
Araneum Finnicum Maius [2014] main 817,453,523
DGT-Translation Memory parallel – Finnish main 35,129,923
ELEXIS Finnish Web 2019 main 1,011,352,644
ELEXIS Finnish Web 2019 (fiTenTen19) WSD sample main 1,993,821
EUR-Lex 2/2016 parallel – Finnish trial 384,119,975
EUR-Lex judgments 12/2016 parallel – Finnish trial 23,601,422
Europarl spoken parallel – Finnish trial 34,182,031
Finnish Web 2014 (fiTenTen14) trial 1,404,083,812
Finnish Web 2014 (fiTenTen14, TreeTagger v2) main 1,404,100,049
Gutenberg Finnish 2020 main 68,174,366
Open Parallel Corpus (OPUS) – Finnish main 131,985,872
OpenSubtitles 2018 parallel – Finnish main 175,247,181
ParlaTalk Finland parliamentary debates trial 22,660,060
Timestamped JSI web corpus 2014-2016 Finnish trial 119,109,490
Timestamped JSI web corpus 2014-2021 Finnish main 421,879,841
Timestamped JSI web corpus 2021-03 Finnish main 6,154,402
Timestamped JSI web corpus 2021-04 Finnish main 5,624,514