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About the parallel corpus

This site consists of a search engine that allows the user to search an aligned parallel corpus of legislative texts. The corpus contains circa 50.5 million words, 26 million in Irish and 24.5 million in English. Terms/phrases can be searched in English or in Irish and a list will be generated of each segment in the corpus in which this term or phrase is to be found. The user can then view this list of segments side by side with their equivalent segments in the other language.

The corpus was created as an internal resource for the editorial staff in Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge to facilitate terminological work on the LEX project. Permission was received from the European Commission and from the Government of Ireland to make aligned segments from the following available to the public:

Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge will add to the corpus in the future. A list of every aligned text contained in the parallel corpus can be found here.