Swiss-AL is a multilingual corpus of Swiss public communication that allows for the data-based analysis and simulation of social discourses.The corpus contains texts from Swiss daily and weekly newspapers and online news portals, as well as press releases and news from the blog posts of stakeholders in the areas of politics, business, academia and civil society. A flexible processing pipeline makes it possible to model tailor-made sub-corpora for studying discourses.
Swiss-AL can be analyzed via the Swiss-AL Workbench and via CQPweb. The following corpora are available:
An introduction to Swiss-AL, the underlying corpus linguistic processing pipeline as well as discourse linguistic use cases is:
Krasselt, J., Dreesen, P., Fluor, M., Mahlow, C., Rothenhäusler, K., & Runte, M. (2020). Swiss-AL: A Multilingual Swiss Web Corpus for Applied Linguistics. Proceedings of The 12th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, 4138--4144. https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/2020.lrec-1.509