Activity: Talk or presentation types › Oral presentation
The ACTRES Parallel Corpus (P-ACTRES 2.0) is a bidirectional English-Spanish corpus developed by ACTRES research group. P-ACTRES 2.0 contains over 4 million words both directions. From original English texts to their Spanish translations, the former P-ACTRES 1.0 (Izquierdo, Hofland & Reigem, 2008), is about 2,5 million, and from original Spanish texts to their English translations, 1.5 million words. P-ACTRES includes 5 subcorpora: books-fiction, books-nonfiction, newspaper articles, magazine articles and miscellaneous.
P-ACTRES 2.0 allows users to carry out corpus-based linguistic and textual contrast as well as Translation Studies projects either independently or jointly. It has proved to be a useful tool for studies at both lexico-grammatical and rhetorical level.
Further work on the P-ACTRES 2.0 features new annotation layers, supporting of n-grams queries and more sophisticated statistics based on R programming language ("R Core Team", 2013)