Skip to content
BY 4.0 license Open Access Published by De Gruyter 2022

Swedish Diachronic Corpus

From the book CLARIN

  • Eva Pettersson and Lars Borin


The recently compiled Swedish Diachronic Corpus offers access to a total of approximately 16 billion words, covering texts from the 13th century onwards. The corpus contains 14 main genres, with a number of subgenres, compiled from a wide range of sources, including corpus providers and libraries as well as individual researchers and private citizens. All texts in the corpus follow a consistent format, are extensively annotated with metadata, and freely available for download. We firmly believe that the existence of a Swedish diachronic corpus among the resources offered by CLARIN will open up avenues to new, interesting research questions within humanities research, and be a valuable resource for large-scale studies of the Swedish language throughout history - studies that have previously been impossible to conduct in a thorough and consistent manner. Thanks to its embedding in the CLARIN context it also carries the potential to enable broad historical studies from a comparative European perspective.

© 2022 Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Boston
Downloaded on 25.3.2023 from
Scroll Up Arrow