ruSKELL: Russian Corpus for SKELL

Russian Corpus for SKELL is a Russian corpus specially built up for the Russian SKELL interface (ruSKELL). The corpus does not contain whole documents but only sentences sorted according to their text quality.  This score was computed by the GDEX system.

This corpus consists of texts (99.8 %) that come from the Russian top-level domain .ru, the most frequent web domains are,,, and covering just 0.09 % of all corpus documents.

These sources provide a good example of how Russian is used in everyday, standard, formal and professional contexts almost 1 billion words in more than 68 million sentences.

What is SkELL?

SkELL (Sketch Engine for Language Learning) is a corpus-based interface which helps learners of Russian.


The corpus is accessible to all users with a subscription plan and site licence members (not to trial users).

1.0 initial version
1.1 improved word sketch grammar
1.3 improved word sketch grammar and renamed relations to Russian

Valentina, A., Vitalevna, B. O., Малолетняя, А. П., Olga, K., & Vit, B. (2016). RuSkELL: Online Language Learning Tool for Russian Language. In Proceedings of the XVII EURALEX International Congress. Lexicography and Linguistic Diversity (6–10 September 2016) (pp. 292-300). Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.

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