Timestamped English corpus

The English Timestamped Corpus is an English corpus made up of news articles gained from their RSS feeds. The corpus consists of news articles gained from newsfeed created by Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia (Trampus et al 2004). The JSI Timestamped English corpus is a clean, continuous, real-time aggregated stream of semantically enriched news articles from RSS-enabled sites across the world. The corpus is updated with new texts daily and grows by ca 800 million words each month. The current size of this English corpus is almost 30 billion words and it is the biggest English corpus in Sketch Engine.

For more information, see our Timestamped web Corpus documentation page.

Part-of-speech tagset

The Timestamped English corpus was tagged by TreeTagger using Penn TreeBank tagset with Sketch Engine modifications.

Availability

The corpus version with texts from the years 2014–2016 is accessible to all users including trial users.

The corpus version with up-to-date texts from the year 2014 to now (monthly updated) is accessible to users with a regular subscription.

Timestamped English corpus in detail

The chart shows the distribution of the billion of tokens in particular quarters in the largest English corpus within Sketch Engine (2018).

Tools to work with the Timestamped English corpus

A complete set of tools is available to work with this English corpus to generate:

  • word sketch – English collocations categorized by grammatical relations
  • thesaurus – synonyms and similar words for every word
  • word lists – lists of English 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

Search the English corpus

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

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