SUC 3.0

Stockholm-Umeå corpus 3.0

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 Gustafson-Capková 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 variants.

The official corpus

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 to

Institutionen för svenska språket
Göteborgs universitet
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg

When we have received and registered the signed license, we will contact you with a download link.

Scrambled corpus with additional automatic annotation

A second variant can be downloaded directly under the open licence CC BY-SA, below. The order of the sentences in this version has been scrambled, and extra annotation has been added automatically by Språkbankens processing pipeline. The corpus is distributed in Språnkbankens default XML format.

The following annotation is taken from the official version:

  • Part of speech (pos attributes of word elements)
  • Morphology (msd attributes)
  • Lemma (lemma attributes)
  • Named entity (SUC 3.0 only; <name> tags, not the <ne> tags)
All other annotation, like the linking against Saldo, the dependency parses, and alternative named entity annotation (<ne> tags), was created automatically by Sparv.

It is this variant of SUC that can be explored in Korp