deTenTen: Corpus of the German Web

The German Web Corpus (enTenTen) is a 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.

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

Part-of-speech tagset

The corpus was tagged by RFTagger using this POS tagset.

Overview of German TenTen corpora

These web corpora were crawled and processed repeatedly over the years:

  • German Web corpus 2013 (enTenTen13) – 16.5 billion words
  • German Web corpus 2010 (enTenTen10) – 2.3 billion words

deTenTen corpus in detail

The chart shows the distribution of the parts of speech in the German Web corpus 2013.

Further information about texts in the corpus

Basic information

Tokens 19 808
Words 16 526
Sentences 1096
Web pages 50

* the figures above are rounded to million

Distribution of top-level domains

Tool work with German Web corpora

A complete set of Sketch Engine tools is available to work with these German corpora to generate:

  • word sketch – German collocations categorized by grammatical relations
  • thesaurus – synonyms and similar words for every word
  • word lists – lists of German nouns, verbs, adjectives etc. organized by frequency
  • n-grams – frequency list of multi-word units
  • concordance – examples in context


German Web corpus (deTenTen13)

  • obtained in 2013 – 16.5 billion tokens

German Web corpus (deTenTen10)

  • version 2.0 (28 April 2011)
    • fixed problems with part-of-speech tagging which caused a major data loss in the previous version
    • 2.8 billion tokens
  • version 1.0 (30 November 2010)
    • initial version – 1.2 billion tokens


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).

Search the German corpus

Sketch Engine offers a range of tools to work with the German Web corpus.


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