LINGUIST List 17.810

Thu Mar 16 2006

Software: ELRA Language Resources Catalogue Update 03/06-2

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Directory         1.    Hélène Mazo, ELRA Language Resources Catalogue Update 03/06-2

Message 1: ELRA Language Resources Catalogue Update 03/06-2
Date: 16-Mar-2006
From: Hélène Mazo <>
Subject: ELRA Language Resources Catalogue Update 03/06-2

T0368 : Multilingual Wordbank The Multilingual Wordbank consists of word translation glossaries designed for the travel/handy-reference market. It consists of 17,500 core terms from English into French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese, plus full coverage of local variations in American English, Latin American Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese. Every word is given a frequency ranking, which can be used as a guide to user levels. In addition, all translations in the Wordbank are provided along with appropriate part of speech and gender information. It is provided in tab-delimited text. For more information, see

T0369 : Multilingual Phrasebank The Phrasebank consists of 3,000 base phrases per language organized under 9 different topics, many of which are further subdivided. It is presented in a compressed format, with substitutable elements bracketed, and one or several alternatives included within the entry, reducing storage space wasted due to repetition of common material. The compression is extended further by reference to 'template' sets of common terms, e.g. Days of the Week, Parts of the Body, allowing a base phrase to be combined with up to 100 different terms. 9 languages covered (incl regional variants): UK English, US English, French, German, Italian, European Spanish, Latin American Spanish, European Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese. It is provided in tab-delimited text for phrases and Excel spreadsheets for template lists. For more information, see

T0370 : Dictionary of Law Over 4,000 entries define and explain the major terms, concepts, processes, and the organization of the English legal system. It features authoritative and up-to-date articles which have been written by practising and academic lawyers. New entries cover the Woolf reforms, human rights law, as well as family law, central and local government, and international law. The dictionary is provided in XML. For more information, see

T0371 : Dictionary of Medecine Over 10,000 clear and concise entries cover all major medical and surgical specialities. The dictionary reflects recent developments in the medical field, covering new drugs in clinical use, as well as new advances in genetics, infertility treatment, cancer, organ transplantation, and BSE. The dictionary is provided in XML. For more information, see

W0041 : Corpus of Contemporaneous Spanish Novels This corpus consists of 11 novels written in Castilian Spanish by Inmaculada Ferrer-Vidal Turull, a contemporaneous author. For more information, see

Linguistic Field(s): Lexicography Text/Corpus Linguistics Translation

Subject Language(s): English (eng) French (fra) German, Standard (deu) Italian (ita) Portuguese (por) Spanish (spa)