Nordic Tweet Stream (NTS) search & visualization interface


The NTS is a multilingual monitor corpus of geolocated tweets and associated metadata from the Nordic region. Altogether, it contains nearly 74 million messages from hundreds of thousands of user accounts from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. The NTS data cover the period between January 2013 and May 2023 and were collected using the Twitter Academic API, which is now closed.

The purpose of the NTS is to facilitate fundamental research in SSH. The NTS comes with an easy-to-use graphic interface that supports quick data access so that researchers can focus on data analysis. The dataset enables various types of research. For instance, it is possible to study public discourses and sentiment concerning events in recent history (e.g., the COVID-19 pandemic, the NATO membership process, etc.). The dataset is also a resource for sociolinguistic research and for scholars of multilingualism.

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About NTS

If you use the NTS interface and use the findings in your publications, please cite the recent paper, which is available online:
[1] Laitinen, Mikko, Jonas Lundberg, Magnus Levin & Rafael Martins. 2018. The Nordic Tweet Stream: A Dynamic Real-Time Monitor Corpus of Big and Rich Language Data, Proc. of Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 3rd Conference, Helsinki, Finland, March 7-9, 2018,, online

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