Russian word frequency lists
We produce high-quality frequency word lists in Russian (and many other languages). The lists are generated from a large database of authentic text (text corpora) produced by real users of Russian. Our largest Russian corpus contains texts with a total length of 14,000,000,000 words.
A relatively small corpus is sufficient to generate a database of 10,000 most frequent Russian words, or the list of 3,000 words or 5,000 words because such words appear frequently enough in any text.
However, an enormous text database (corpus) is required to ensure reliable word frequency information even for rare and infrequently used words. The only viable option of building corpora of billions of words is using an automatic procedure of downloading content from the web. Lexical Computing developed a sophisticated procedure for collecting only linguistically valuable content from the web. A series of tools is used to focus on the right content and to perform deduplication and cleaning. This ensures that the statistics are not skewed. This blog post gives more details.
We are able to generate word frequency lists of millions of unique words in Russian. The number of words depends on the requirements specified by the customer. By default, we will not include any word which appears fewer than 5 times in the corpus. Such words are typically noise without any linguistic value. We are able to accommodate any requirements specified by the customer.
Enriched word frequency wordlists
The word frequency lists can be enriched with additional information such as POS tags, lemmas, probabilities of the next word, or any other statistics or morphological information.
The easiest is to register a free trial account in Sketch Engine and use the wordlist tool to generate a wordlist. The advanced tab of the wordlist tool allows for detailed specifications to be used.
We will provide a quotation based on the exact specifications and the intended use of the wordlist.
Your Russian word frequency list will be made for download to you on a dedicated link within the agreed period of time. It normally takes a week or two to generate the data. Exceptions exist when the specifications are very complex.