Sketch Engine is an online text analysis tool that works with large samples of language, called text corpora, to identify what is typical and frequent in a language and what is rare, outdated, going out of use or what new words or grammar are beginning to be used. In a nutshell, Sketch Engine is a tool to learn how language works.

What can Sketch Engine do with…?

Sketch Engine supports dozens of languages. All features might not be supported for every language. Please check the availability on this page.

a word

a phrase

text

  • typical combinations

    type a word and see a Word Sketch with the most typical combinations, i.e. collocations of the word

  • synonyms

    type a word and see a thesaurus with synonyms and similar words

  • look up translation

    use parallel concordance to look up examples of how others translated the word

  • typical combinations

    type a multi-word phrase, such as good idea and see a Word Sketch with other words that typically appear together with the phrase

  • find examples in context

    look up examples of the phrase in context or search for patterns without specifying concrete words

  • look up translations

    use parallel concordance to look up examples of how others translated the phrase

Do you need specialized texts but you do not have them?

Sketch Engine will find them for you!

create your own specialized (or general language) corpus

Do you need a different functionality? — We can help!