Danish is one of the many languages whose text corpora are included in Sketch Engine, a tool for discovering how language works. Sketch Engine is designed for linguists, lexicologists, lexicographers, researchers, translators, terminologists, teachers and students working with Danish to easily discover what is typical and frequent in the language and to notice phenomena which would go unnoticed without a large sample of Danish text.

Sketch Engine has tools to identify and analyse collocations, synonyms and antonyms, examples of use in context, keywords or terms. Frequency word lists of Danish single-word or multi-word expressions of various types can be generated. Even users without any technical knowledge can create their own Danish corpus using the Sketch Engine’s intuitive built-in tool.

Tools to work with Danish text corpora

To work with the Danish language, Sketch Engine offers the following tools:

Danish concordance

The concordancer included in Sketch Engine can be used to display a list of examples (called concordance) of the search word or phrase as it appears in Danish language text corpora. The search will display the keyword with some context to the right and context to the left of the keyword (KWIC concordance). more»

Danish word lists

The word list feature will generate a frequency list of all words that appear in a text or corpus. A very large corpus can be used to generate a list of all words that exist in Danish or all words that start, contain or end with specific characters. Advanced options can be used to generate lists of grammatical categories or parts of speech used in a corpus together with their frequencies. more»

N-grams in Danish

Generating a list of N-grams contained in a text makes it possible to identify and study patterns and notice phenomena related to multi-word units (MWU) in Danish that cannot be detected by other tools. more»

List of available Danish corpora

  • trial – available to both trial users as well as paying subscribers
  • main – only available to paying subscribers
  • on demand – access to the corpus is subject to specific terms, click the corpus name for details
Corpus Access policy Size in words
CHILDES Danish Corpus main 285,231
Danish Web (DanishWaC) main 288,272,967
Danish Web 2014 (daTenTen14) trial 2,042,601,251
DGT, Danish main 44,962,280
EUR-Lex Danish 2/2016 main 519,928,145
EUROPARL7, Danish trial 48,332,417
OPUS2 Danish main 120,107,271