Chinese News Translation Text Part 1

Item Name: Chinese News Translation Text Part 1
Author(s): Xiaoyi Ma
LDC Catalog No.: LDC2005T06
ISBN: 1-58563-329-1
ISLRN: 008-710-816-829-0
Release Date: March 15, 2005
Member Year(s): 2005
DCMI Type(s): Text
Data Source(s): newswire
Project(s): TIDES, GALE
Application(s): language teaching, cross-lingual information retrieval, machine translation
Language(s): English, Mandarin Chinese
Language ID(s): eng, cmn
License(s): LDC User Agreement for Non-Members
Online Documentation: LDC2005T06 Documents
Licensing Instructions: Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members
Citation: Ma, Xiaoyi. Chinese News Translation Text Part 1 LDC2005T06. Web Download. Philadelphia: Linguistic Data Consortium, 2005.

Introduction

Chinese News Translation Text Part 1 was produced by Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) catalog number LDC2005T06 and ISBN 1-58563-329-1.

To support the development of automatic machine translation systems, the LDC was sponsored to solicit English translations for a single set of Chinese source materials.

The source Chinese text and its English translations were selected and translated in different LDC projects during the time period of February 2003 to January 2005. A total of about 474K Chinese characters were selected from two sources, namely Xinhua and AFP, and translation services were provided by seven translation agencies. Each Chinese news story was translated once.

All stories and its translations were created for TIDES Machine Translation as training data, following roughly the same guidelines and procedures.

Samples

To see an example of this corpus, please examine this translation file.

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