We are excited to introduce Humboldt, an online exploration tool for large-scale sociolinguistics. Humboldt allows you to explore lexical variation along several demographic dimensions (age, gender, and region) and get visualizations, statistical analysis, and maps.
Try it at http://www.languagevariation.com
Currently, we have data for Danish, Dutch, English, French, and German, but we are working on incorporating more languages and resources into Humboldt, and a way to search for lexico-syntactic patterns such as "as ADJ as NOUN". Stay tuned!
Dirk and Anders
Dirk Hovy Center for Language Technology University of Copenhagen Njalsgade 140 DK-2300 Copenhagen S phone: +45 21 26 55 76 http://www.dirkhovy.com http://www.languagevariation.com