Spanish Trends: a daily-updated monitor corpus of news articles

The Spanish Trends corpus is a Spanish monitor corpus made up of news articles or other sources that are regularly updated from their RSS feeds (newsfeeds). The Spanish trends corpus is updated daily with new texts and grows by about 2 million words each day. These regular updates enable you to use the diachronic analysis tool and study word usage changes.

Part-of-speech tagset

Part-of-speech tagging and lemmatisation were performed using FreeLing analyser with Spanish configuration, see Spanish FreeLing tagset.

How is the Spanish Trends corpus updated?

New texts are downloaded every four hours. Every Wednesday, all texts downloaded the previous week till the end of Sunday are added to the corpus. Duplicate and near-duplicate texts within the same month are removed, but they are kept in different months, e.g. if the same text appears in June twice, only one instance is kept. If the same text appears once in June and once in July, both are kept.

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Sketch Engine offers a range of tools to work with this Spanish Trends corpus from news articles.

Where to find Trends

The texts in the corpus are timestamped which enables users to use Trends, the diachronic analysis tool for detecting neologisms and studying word usage changes

Tools to work with the Spanish Trends corpus

A complete set of tools is available to work with this Spanish Trends corpus from news to generate:

  • word sketch – Spanish 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 Spanish nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc. organized by frequency
  • n-grams – frequency list of multi-word units
  • concordance – examples in context
  • trends – diachronic analysis automatically identifies neologisms and changes in use
  • text type analysis – statistics of metadata in the corpus

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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