Latvian 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 Latvian to easily discover what is typical and frequent in the language and to notice phenomena which would go unnoticed without a large sample of Latvian 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 Latvian single-word or multi-word expressions of various types can be generated. Even users without any technical knowledge can create their own Latvian corpus using the Sketch Engine's intuitive built-in tool.

Tools to work with Latvian text corpora

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

Latvian 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 Latvian 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»

Latvian 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 Latvian 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 Latvian

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 Latvian that cannot be detected by other tools. more»

List of available Latvian 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
DGT, Latvian main 38,898,134
ELEXIS Latvian Web 2021 main 1,029,262,793
ELEXIS Latvian Web 2021 (lvTenTen21) WSD sample main 2,006,576
EUR-Lex judgments Latvian 12/2016 trial 16,908,831
EUR-Lex Latvian 2/2016 trial 324,734,544
EUROPARL7, Latvian trial 11,920,085
Latvian parliamentary debates (ParlaMint 2.1) trial 6,318,701
Latvian parliamentary debates (ParlaMint 2.1, CoNLL format) trial 6,342,984
Latvian Web (LatvianWaC) main 57,666,024
Latvian Web 2014 (lvTenTen14) trial 530,367,474
OpenSubtitles 2018 - Latvian main 2,494,901
OPUS2 Latvian main 24,499,516