Multilingual Phrasebank

Full Official Name: Multilingual Phrasebank
Submission date: Jan. 24, 2014, 4:30 p.m.

The Phrasebank has phrases 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. Coverage: - 3,000 base phrases (per language) - 5,000 expanded phrases (excluding templates); 20,000 expanded phrases (including templates) - 9 languages covered (incl regional variants): UK English, US English, French, German, Italian, European Spanish, Latin American Spanish, European Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese Topics: Diversions, Eating Out, Entertainment, Hotel, Money, Problems, Tourist, Transport, Miscellaneous Templates: Body Parts, Cardinal Numbers, Clock Time, Colours, Currencies, Dates, Day of Week, Languages, Months, Nationalities, Ordinal Numbers, Places Features: - frequency rating for user level - gender information as required - compressed format reducing storage space for phrase variants - 9 topics/15 subtopics - extension of selected phrases using 12 template lists Format: tab-delimited text for phrases; Excel spreadsheets for template lists

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