Somali 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 Somali to easily discover what is typical and frequent in the language and to notice phenomena which would go unnoticed without a large sample of Somali 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 Somali single-word or multi-word expressions of various types can be generated. Even users without any technical knowledge can create their own Somali corpus using the Sketch Engine’s intuitive built-in tool.