Resource: I need a data base of contexts where the words are used
Thread poster: Katya1986

Katya1986
Poland
Local time: 04:33
Portuguese to Polish
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Apr 9, 2011

I will explain you what I mean:

I know that there are resources in the Internet, where you can write a word, for example 'obey' and then the search engine searches through different materials like newspapers, magazines, books, publications in the Internet, blogs, etc- everything written by the native speakers of the language, where this word appears. I have something like this for German, I will need it now for English. Could you please send me any links? both unpaid and paid pages.


example:

'obey'

results:

she obeys the rules when it comes to driving the car 'source'
her parents are stict, she obeys them unconditionally 'source'
..................
................

this way I can compare the contexts, the other words that often appear close to each other or together


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Oliver Walter  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 08:33
Member (2005)
German to English
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The British National Corpus Apr 10, 2011

... can be found here:
http://www.natcorp.ox.ac.uk/

I've just used it for "obey" and it gave me many results.

You have to pay if you want your own copy (75 GBP for an individual licence), but it seems you can use it online free (and you'll receive only 50 results for each query).

Oliver

P.S. The BNC was available yesterday - this morning it seems to be offline or possibly overloaded - I can't open that page, not with FireFox and not with Internet Explorer.



[Edited at 2011-04-11 08:49 GMT]


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Jean-Pierre Artigau
Canada
Local time: 03:33
English to French
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Keybot Apr 10, 2011

See Keybot translation machine http://www.keybot.com/
and Linguee (on a limited number of languages): http://www.linguee.com/english-french/search?tparam1=1&source=auto&query=

[Edited at 2011-04-10 22:34 GMT]


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Michael Bastin  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 09:33
English to French
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Netspeak.eu Apr 11, 2011

Hi,

I find this resource particularly helpful: http://www.netspeak.eu/

This one is great too http://www.linguee.com/

HTH

Mike


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Ashley Wans  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 00:33
Spanish to English
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linguee.com looks like it will be a fabulous resource! Apr 11, 2011

Michael Bastin wrote:

Hi,

I find this resource particularly helpful: http://www.netspeak.eu/

This one is great too http://www.linguee.com/

HTH

Mike


Thanks for posting these. Spanish and English are my working languages, and linguee.com includes both of them!


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Katya1986
Poland
Local time: 04:33
Portuguese to Polish
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thanks :) Apr 11, 2011

Thanks so much, I appreciate your helpicon_smile.gif

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