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A parallel corpus of News Commentaries provided by WMT for training SMT. The source is taken from CASMACAT: http://www.casmacat.eu/corpus/news-commentary.html

12 languages, 63 bitexts
total number of files: 61,928
total number of tokens: 49.66M
total number of sentence fragments: 1.93M

Please cite the following article if you use any part of the corpus in your own work:
Jörg Tiedemann, 2012, Parallel Data, Tools and Interfaces in OPUS. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2012)


Complete download of aligned documents (in XML): News-Commentary11.tar.gz (741M )

Bottom-left triangle: download files
  • ces = sentence alignments in XCES format
  • leftmost column language IDs = tokenized corpus files in XML
  • TMX and plain text files (Moses): see "Statistics" below
  • lower row language IDs = parsed corpus files (if they exist)
Upper-right triangle: sample files
  • view = bilingual XML file samples
  • upper row language IDs = monolingual XML file samples
  • rightmost column language IDs = untokenized corpus files

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es ces ces ces ces viewviewviewviewviewviewviewes
fr ces ces ces ces ces viewviewviewviewviewviewfr
it ces ces ces ces ces ces viewviewviewviewit
ja ces ces ces ces ces ces viewviewja
nl ces ces ces ces ces ces ces viewviewviewnl
pt ces ces ces ces ces ces ces ces viewviewpt
ru ces ces ces ces ces ces ces ces ces ces viewru
zh ces ces ces ces ces ces ces ces ces ces ces zh
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Statistics and TMX/Moses Downloads

Number of files, tokens, and sentences per language (including non-parallel ones if they exist)
Number of sentence alignment units per language pair

Upper-right triangle: download translation memory files (TMX)
Bottom-left triangle: download plain text files (MOSES/GIZA++)
Language ID's, first row: monolingual plain text files (tokenized)
Language ID's, first column: monolingual plain text files (untokenized)

language files tokens sentencesar cs de en es fr it ja nl pt ru zh
ar 7,185 6.5M 97.0k52.1k 68.9k 83.2k 78.1k 69.2k 17.2k 0.6k 9.0k 11.4k 57.4k 66.0k
cs 5,482 4.7M 0.2M52.1k 0.2M 0.2M 0.2M 0.1M 30.5k 0.6k 17.4k 18.4k 0.2M 45.4k
de 7,230 6.5M 0.3M68.9k 0.2M 0.2M 0.2M 0.2M 38.9k 0.6k 21.4k 21.9k 0.2M 58.9k
en 10,056 9.2M 0.4M83.2k 0.2M 0.2M 0.2M 0.2M 40.0k 0.6k 19.4k 25.9k 0.2M 69.0k
es 8,130 8.1M 0.3M78.1k 0.2M 0.2M 0.2M 0.2M 41.5k 0.6k 21.0k 25.5k 0.2M 65.4k
fr 7,399 5.2M 0.3M69.2k 0.1M 0.2M 0.2M 0.2M 38.5k 0.5k 20.9k 25.6k 0.2M 59.1k
it 1,423 1.0M 49.6k17.2k 30.5k 39.0k 40.0k 41.5k 38.5k 15.4k 11.4k 27.3k 14.7k
ja 70 21.0k 1.0k0.6k 0.6k 0.6k 0.6k 0.6k 0.5k 0.6k 0.6k
nl 760 0.7M 27.0k9.0k 17.4k 21.4k 19.4k 21.0k 20.9k 15.4k 10.6k 19.1k 8.4k
pt 936 0.9M 33.2k11.4k 18.4k 21.9k 25.9k 25.6k 25.6k 11.4k 10.6k 18.5k 10.9k
ru 6,150 5.3M 0.2M84.5k 0.2M 0.2M 0.2M 0.2M 0.2M 27.3k 0.6k 19.1k 18.5k 47.7k
zh 7,107 1.6M 97.4k66.0k 45.4k 59.0k 69.2k 65.4k 59.1k 14.7k 0.6k 8.4k 10.9k 47.7k

Note that TMX files only contain unique translation units and, therefore, the number of aligned units is smaller than for the distributions in Moses and XML format. Moses downloads include all non-empty alignment units including duplicates. Token counts for each language also include duplicate sentences and documents.