News from the Language Bank of Finland 25th November 2013

FIN-CLARIN has now 5 billion Finnish words

  • You can now search for sentences from a corpus of five billion words in Finnish in the FIN-CLARIN Language Bank of Finland. This is the first version of a corpus based on Finnish and foreign newspapers and magazines published between 1820 and 2011, scanned and automatically digitized by the Finnish National Library.

The software can be best viewed with Firefox. The service is hosted by CSC (, while UHEL is responsible for the content (

Instructions for language resource providers

  • FIN-CLARIN’s instructions for language resource providers have been updated:

New corpora in the Language Bank Rights download directory

  • The following corpora have been added to the Language Bank Rights download directory: ELFA (English as a Lingua Franca in Academic Settings), the Speech corpora of the Language Bank of Finland, as well as the Finnish text collection (the parts that are licensed also for commercial use).

FIN-CLARIN and the Language Bank of Finland wish you a great winter time!

Imre Bartis
Project Coordinator / FIN-CLARIN