The Uppsala Russian Corpus

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Uppsala University, Department of Modern Languages

Lennart Lönngren - University of Tromsø, Department of Language and Linguistics

Description

The Uppsala Corpus (Upsal'skij korpus russkix tekstov) consists of some 600 Russian texts with a total of one million running words (word tokens), equally divided between informative and literary prose. The informative texts are from between 1985 and 1989, while the literary texts, whose vocabulary does not date as quickly, cover a longer period, 1960-88. The corpus does not include poetry or drama.

Within the given frameword, considerable effort has been made to ensure as representative and varied a corpus as possible. The informative texts are drawn from 25 different subject areas: economics, foreign affairs / foreign policy, ideology / domestic policy, party matters, Soviet society, social issues, defence, education, law, history, culture, linguistics, medicine / health care, psychology, environment / ecology, agriculture, engineering, information technology, space research, energy, biology, geology / geography, physics, chemistry and sport. Certain areas which were felt to be more important are represented by a larger volume of texts.

The literary half of the corpus comprises work by the

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Subject area

Language and linguistics (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Languages and Literature (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Keywords

Responsible department/unit

University of Tromsø, Department of Language and Linguistics

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Uppsala University, Department of Modern Languages

Lennart Lönngren - University of Tromsø, Department of Language and Linguistics

Identifiers

SND-ID: EXT 0071

Description

The Uppsala Corpus (Upsal'skij korpus russkix tekstov) consists of some 600 Russian texts with a total of one million running words (word tokens), equally divided between informative and literary prose. The informative texts are from between 1985 and 1989, while the literary texts, whose vocabulary does not date as quickly, cover a longer period, 1960-88. The corpus does not include poetry or drama.

Within the given frameword, considerable effort has been made to ensure as representative and varied a corpus as possible. The informative texts are drawn from 25 different subject areas: economics, foreign affairs / foreign policy, ideology / domestic policy, party matters, Soviet society, social issues, defence, education, law, history, culture, linguistics, medicine / health care, psychology, environment / ecology, agriculture, engineering, information technology, space research, energy, biology, geology / geography, physics, chemistry and sport. Certain areas which were felt to be more important are represented by a larger volume of texts.

The literary half of the corpus comprises work by the

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Subject area

Language and linguistics (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Languages and Literature (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Keywords

Language resources

Resource type

Corpus

Publications

Lönngren, Lennart (ed.), 1993. Частотный словарь современногo русского языка. [Chastotnyj slovar' sovremennogo russkogo jazyka.] (A Frequency Dictionary of Modern Russian. With a Summary in English.) Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, Studia Slavica Upsaliensia 32. 188 pp. Uppsala
ISBN: 91-554-3134-8

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The Uppsala Russian Corpus

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Uppsala University, Department of Modern Languages

Data format / data structure

Text

Time period(s) investigated

1960 — 1988

1985 — 1989

Published: 2020-11-25