etTenTen: Corpus of the Estonian Web

The Estonian Web Corpus (etTenTen) is an Estonian corpus made up of texts collected from the Internet. The corpus belongs to the TenTen corpus family which is a set of the web corpora built using the same method with a target size 10+ billion words. Sketch Engine currently provides access to TenTen corpora in more than 40 languages.

The Estonian Web 2021 corpus was crawled by the SpiderLing web spider from May 2021 to September 2021. The final size of the corpus consists of 700+ million words. The Estonian Web 2021 corpus contains semi-automatically detected genres and topics such as academic, blogs, discussion, education, sports, …

Detailed information about TenTen corpora is on the separate page Common TenTen corpora attributes.

Part-of-speech tagset

The etTenTen corpus was annotated by the Estonian NLTK tool tagger using the following Estonian Filosoft tagset.

Overview of Estonian TenTen corpora

These web corpora were crawled and processed repeatedly during the years:

  • Estonian Web corpus 2021 (etTenTen21) – 725 million words (May 2021 – September 2021); semi-automatically detected genre annotation and topic classification
  • Estonian Web corpus 2019 (etTenTen19) – 508 million words (September 2019 – January 2020; semi-automatically detected Text types)
  • Estonian Web corpus 2017 (etTenTen15) – 658 million words (July–November 2017)
  • Estonian Web corpus 2013 (etTenTen13) – 260 million words

etTenTen corpus in detail

The chart shows the distribution of genres and topics in the Estonian Web corpus 2021. The corpus is classified into 7 genres and 24 topics.

Basic information

Tokens 895,465,975
Words 725,832,092
Sentences 62,955,882
Web pages 4,647,542

Tools to work with the Estonian corpora

A complete set of Sketch Engine tools is available to work with these Estonian corpora to generate:

  • word sketch – Estonian collocations categorized by grammatical relations
  • thesaurus – synonyms and similar words for every word
  • keywords – terminology extraction of one-word and multi-word units
  • word lists – lists of Estonian nouns, verbs, adjectives etc. organized by frequency
  • n-grams – frequency list of multi-word units
  • concordance – examples in context
  • text type analysis – statistics of metadata in the corpus

etTenTen 2021 (May 2022)

  • tagged with the Filosoft tagset (Estonian NLTK + Filosoft pipeline version 3)
  • semi-manually detected genres and topics
  • new word sketch grammar (version 2), new term grammar (version 2)

etTenTen 2017 (February 2021)

  • tagged with the Filosoft tagset (Estonian NLTK + Filosoft pipeline v.2)

etTenTen 2019 (January 2021)

  • crawled by SpiderLing from September 2019 to January 2020
  • 622 million tokens
  • tagged with the Filosoft tagset (Estonian NLTK + Filosoft pipeline v.2)
  • semi-automatically detected Text types

etTenTen 2017 (February 2018)

  • crawled by SpiderLing from July to November 2017
  • 807 million tokens

etTenTen 2013 (May 2017)

  • new word sketches

etTenTen 2013 (May 2014)

  • tagging & word sketches
  • tagged with the Filosoft tagset (Estonian NLTK + Filosoft pipeline v.1)

etTenTen 2013 (March 2013)

  • obtained from the web in January 2013
  • 260 million words
  • no tagging

TenTen corpora

Jakubíček, M., Kilgarriff, A., Kovář, V., Rychlý, P., & Suchomel, V. (2013, July). The TenTen corpus family. In 7th International Corpus Linguistics Conference CL (pp. 125-127).

Suchomel, V., & Pomikálek, J. (2012). Efficient web crawling for large text corpora. In Proceedings of the seventh Web as Corpus Workshop (WAC7) (pp. 39-43).

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