Культуромика в национальном корпусе русского языка, к постановке задачи: три века русских дорог.
The goal of the study is to show links between lexical and social diachronic change. The study is conducted in the culturomics framework (Michel et al 2011). In contrast to the Big data approach the study promotes the idea of medium data, i.e. amount of data which allows both to make quantitative and qualitative analysis.The research is based on the data from Russian National Corpus (ruscorpora.ru). The study pursues changes of context frequencies for the lexeme road in the period from 1800 till 2000, and correlates the observations with social and economic progress as well as change in conceptual language space