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 1 billion words each month. The current size of this English corpus is almost 30 billion words.

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.

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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