skTenTen: Corpus of the Slovak Web

The Slovak Web Corpus (skTenTen) is a Slovak 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 30 languages.

Data was crawled by the SpiderLing web spider in 2023 and comprised of almost 900 million words. Word sketches have been prepared by Vladimír Benko.

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

Part-of-speech tagset

The skTenTen corpus was POS annotated by Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics of  Slovak Academy of Sciences with the same tagset from the National Slovak corpus.

Search the Slovak corpus

Sketch Engine offers a range of tools to work with this Slovak corpus.

Topic classification and genre annotation

A part of the Slovak Web 2023 corpus contains genre annotation and topic classification. These can be displayed as corpus structures in Concordance or in the Text type Analysis tool. It is also possible to use the topics and genres as subcorpora.

Genres refer to writing styles and are divided into six groups (blog, discussion, fiction, legal, news, reference/encyclopedia), whereas topic classification is inspired by categories used by (formerly and usually includes the following topics: arts, beauty & fashion, cars & bikes, culture & entertainment, economy finance & business, games, health, history, hobbies, home family & children, nature & environment, pets & animal, politics & government, religion, science, sex, sports, technology & IT, and travel & tourism.

  • genres cover 20% of the corpus, i.e. 217 million tokens
  • topic classification covers 18.3% of the corpus, i.e. 200 million tokens

Note: As mentioned above, the listed topics are usually included, but there might be slight variations depending on a language and corpus size. The topics should reflect what’s inside the corpus and topics will vary across languages and different cultures.

Hover over the chart to display a number of tokens of the particular topic.

Overview of Slovak TenTen corpora

This is a list of Slovak Web corpora available in Sketch Engine:

  • Slovak Web corpus 2023 (skTenTen23) – 900 million words, topic classification and genre annotation
  • Slovak Web corpus 2011 (skTenTen11) – 540 million words

Tools to work with the Slovak Web corpus

A complete set of Sketch Engine tools is available to work with this Slovak corpus to generate:

  • word sketch – Slovak 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 Slovak 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

version (February 2024)

  • 1 billion tokens
  • topic and genre classification

version (13 September 2011)

  • initial version – 876 million tokens
  • Encoded in UTF-8, cleaned and deduplicated.

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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