Language resources

What do we offer?

The Impact Centre of Competence provide historical and named entities lexica for the following languages:

In addition, we offer access to the following corpora:

What is a lexicon?

A lexicon is a structured, machine-usable repository of relevant linguistic knowledge about words in a language. A lexicon will contain historical variants (orthographical variants, inflected forms) and link them to a corresponding dictionary form in modern spelling (known as a ‘modern lemma’). In this way, a user can search for a modern word (‘water’) and receive results that take into account all historical variants in that language (‘wæter’, ‘weter’, ‘waterr’, ‘watre’, etc.)


  • Depuydt, K. Overview of the Language Work in IMPACT. IMPACT Final Conference 2011, 24-25 October, London, UK

  • Impact Final Conference Language Session