CLICS² is an online database of colexifications (polysemiesor homophonies) in currently 1220 language varieties of the world.
The original Database of Cross-Linguistic Colexifications (CLICS), has established a computer-assisted framework for the interactive representation of cross-linguistic colexification patterns. In its current form, it has proven to be a useful tool for various kinds of investigation into cross-linguistic semantic associations, ranging from studies on semantic change, patterns of conceptualization, and linguistic paleontology. But CLICS has also been criticized for obvious shortcomings. Building on recent standardization efforts reflected in the CLDF initiative and novel approaches for fast, efficient, and reliable data aggregation, CLICS² is a new database of cross-linguistic colexifications, which supersedes the original CLICS database in terms of coverage and offers a much more principled procedure for the creation, curation and aggregation of datasets.