The Stockholm-Umeå Corpus (SUC) is a collection of Swedish texts from the 1990's, consisting of one million words in total. The corpus is balanced, meaning that it contains various text types and stylistic levels. The texts are annotated with part-of-speech tags, morphological analysis and lemma (all that can be considered gold standard data), as well as some structural and functional information.
Version 1.0 was developed in co-operation between Gunnel Källgren at Stockholm University and Eva Ejerhed at Umeå University and was made available in 1997 by the department of linguistics at Stockholm University.
Version 2.0 was made available in 2006 by Sofia Gustafsson Capkova and Britt Hartmann at the department of linguistics at Stockholm University. It contains the same texts as SUC 1.0 but is extended with some annotation. Additionally, SUC 2.0 contains bonus materials. TigerSUC is SUC 2.0 converted to TIGER-XML by Martin Volk. StorSUC is additional SUC material of four million words.
Version 3.0 is available since 2012. It contains improved annotations, and unannotated texts with seven million words. (For the TigerXML-version, Suc2c, Suc2d, and the DTDs we still refer to version 2.0.)
Additional information about the compilation and annotation of SUC can be found in the SUC 2.0 manual [PDF].
Språkbanken distributes SUC 2.0 and SUC 3.0 in two variations:
- SUC 2.0 and SUC 3.0: freely available for research; require a signed licence
- SUCX 2.0 and SUCX 3.0: sentences in scrambled order; enriched with automatic annotations; downloadable without restrictions
SUC is freely available for research, but requires that every user signs an individual license with the department of linguistics at Stockholm University. Since December 1st 2008, SUC licensing is delegated to Språkbanken Text at the University of Gothenburg.
Appendix 3 of the SUC license [PDF] needs to be printed, signed, and sent toSUC-licens
Institutionen för svenska, flerspråkighet och språkteknologi
405 30 Göteborg
When we have received and registered the signed license, we will contact you with a download link.