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The Swiss SMS Corpus

The Project

The Swiss SMS corpus is one of the results of a project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation between 2011 and 2014 and directed by Prof. Elisabeth Stark. Other results of the project are six dissertations as well as an abundance of student papers and publications. An overview over the whole project with can also be found in the SNSF research database P3.

The corpus

The Swiss SMS corpus consists of 25'947 SMS (~650'000 tokens), which were sent in by the Swiss public in 2009/2010. Of all SMS, 41% are in Swiss German (dialect), 28% in non-dialectal German, 18% in French, 6% in Italian, and 4% in Romansh. More information about the corpus can be found in the documentation.

Using the corpus

These data are freely available for bonafide academic research (CC-NY-NC), but not for commercial use. If you use the corpus, you agree to our conditions, i.e. to:

  • Not use the data for commercial use, i.e. only for bonafide research
  • Quote the source of the data as "Swiss SMS corpus" with the source as shown in the footer of this document and with a link to

This corpus would not be here without the following people/institutions, to whom we express our gratitude:

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