Exploring language over time

The following figures show the kind of results that emerge directly from a linguistically annotated text material available through Språkbanken’s general corpus infrastructure. Unlike the culturomics work referred to earlier, the diagrams show the distribution of the lexemes (lexicon words) tsunami and flodvåg in a newspaper material covering the years 2001–2011, including all inflectional forms and all compounds containing these words. This is made possible by the lexical analysis tools based on handcrafted resources used for annotating Språkbanken’s corpora.