This paper demonstrates the implementation of a small monolingual lexical database for German (currently 7000 entries) for the purpose of manual and automated lexical queries. The lexicon is part of a web based text analysis application which serves to systematically analyze patient’s narratives from psychotherapy sessions. The narratives, small stories from everyday life, are conceived as dramaturgically constructed and performed linguistic productions (Boothe, 2004). The specific function of the lexicon in this context is to provide the means for the lexical coding of the story vocabulary, which is an important step in the narrative analysis1. The interdisciplinary project is located in psychology, but involves likewise linguistics, corpus linguistics, lexicography, interactional linguistics and conversation analysis.