https://books.google.com/ngrams allows you to look at the frequency of usage of a term over time, or compare multiple terms.

Is there any similar thing for Korean words?


You might want to look into 꼬꼬마 세종말뭉치, or 국립국어원 말뭉치검색. If you're interested in etymology, look into 국립국어원 국어 어휘 역사.

I don't think there exists any service which shows you the frequency over time, though. It's also harder and more expensive to apply to the Korean language, where there are numerous particles and verb endings which obscure words' original forms. Also almost every word looked different before the major reforms of the 20th century.

Google Ngrams is a side-project of Google Books that took many years, digitizing every book page by page, by OCR and by hand(using Captchas). I don't think that would work for Korean. There just aren't enough time, money, technology, interest, and resources.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.