Miscellaneous published in:International Journal of Corpus Linguistics
Vol. 25:3 (2020) ► pp. 347–359
Tracking and analyzing recent developments in German-language online press in the face of the coronavirus crisis
cOWIDplus Analysis and cOWIDplus Viewer
The coronavirus pandemic may be the largest crisis the world has had to face since World War II. It does not come as a surprise that it is also having an impact on language as our primary communication tool. In this short paper, we present three inter-connected resources that are designed to capture and illustrate these effects on a subset of the German language: An RSS corpus of German-language newsfeeds (with freely available untruncated frequency lists), a continuously updated HTML page tracking the diversity of the vocabulary in the RSS corpus and a Shiny web application that enables other researchers and the broader public to explore the corpus in terms of basic frequencies.
Keywords: RSS newsfeed corpus, data visualization, linguistic diversity, vocabulary, coronavirus
Published online: 14 October 2020
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