Hungarian-English Parallel Text, Version 1.0 (also known as the "Hunglish
Corpus") is a sentence-aligned Hungarian-English parallel corpus consisting
of approximately two million sentence pairs. The corpus contains additional
language resources for the Hungarian text, including a monolingual corpus, morphological
toolset and aligner.
Parallel Text, Version 1.0 is a joint work of the Media
Research and Education Center at the Budapest
University of Technology and Economics (BUTE) and the Corpus
Linguistics Department at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Institute of Linguistics. Additional
information about this release is available from the corpus
website maintained by BUTE.
File formats, character encoding
This publication is issued on CD as a tarred zip file. Commonly available utilities such as Gnu Zip or Stuffit will readily extract this publication from its compressed form.
Sentence pair (.bi) files consist of tab-separated, matching sentence pairs. The .bi files do not contain segments where deletion or contraction occurred. They are also filtered based on quality, so the full reconstruction of the raw texts is impossible. Some .bi files were shuffled (sorted alphabetically).
Alignment "ladder" (.lad) files preserve the whole of both input texts with ordering, even those segments that were not successfully aligned. In .lad files, every line is tab-separated into two columns. The first is a segment of the Hungarian text. The second is a (supposedly corresponding) segment of the English text. Such segments of the source or target text will generally consist of exactly one sentence on both sides, but can also consist of zero, or more than one, sentence. In the latter case, the special separating token " ~~~ " is placed between sentences.
The encoding of the sentence pair and the alignment files is mixed: ISO Latin-2 on the Hungarian side, and ISO Latin-1 on the English side. The overwhelming majority of the texts use compatible subsets of these two encodings, so for viewing, the files can be considered ISO Latin-2 encoded.
hu and en are the raw texts used, in ISO Latin-2 and ISO Latin-1 encoding respectively.
For an example of the data contained in this corpus, please examine this sample screen capture of bilingual text.
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