Bulgarian is one of the many languages whose text corpora are included in Sketch Engine, a tool for discovering how language works. Sketch Engine is designed for linguists, lexicologists, lexicographers, researchers, translators, terminologists, teachers and students working with Bulgarian to easily discover what is typical and frequent in the language and to notice phenomena which would go unnoticed without a large sample of Bulgarian text.

Sketch Engine has tools to identify and analyse collocations, synonyms and antonyms, examples of use in context, keywords or terms. Frequency word lists of Bulgarian single-word or multi-word expressions of various types can be generated. Even users without any technical knowledge can create their own Bulgarian corpus using the Sketch Engine's intuitive built-in tool.

Tools to work with Bulgarian text corpora

To work with the Bulgarian language, Sketch Engine offers the following tools:

Bulgarian Word Sketch

Word Sketch is the easiest way to get an at-a-glance overview of a word’s behaviour. Collocations are displayed in categorized lists to identify strong and weak collocates easily. more»

Available Word Sketches for user corpora: Full-featured Sketch grammar.

Word Sketch difference will compare two word sketches and will indicate which collocates tend to combine with one word or the other. The information can be used to avoid mistakes in word choice or to study the differences between two words with a similar meaning. more»

Bulgarian concordance

The concordancer included in Sketch Engine can be used to display a list of examples (called concordance) of the search word or phrase as it appears in Bulgarian language text corpora. The search will display the keyword with some context to the right and context to the left of the keyword (KWIC concordance). more»

Bulgarian term extraction

Terminology extraction is a feature of Sketch Engine which automatically identifies single-word and multi-word terms in a subject-specific Bulgarian text by comparing it to a general Bulgarian corpus. The tool is aimed at translators, terminologists, ESP teachers and anyone who needs to deal with domain texts. The screen with results includes links to example sentences and Wikipedia definitions. more»

Bilingual term extraction

Parallel corpora are used to extract terms in two languages simultaneously and display a terminology list with translations into the other language. more»

Bulgarian thesaurus

The thesaurus is a feature that automatically generates a list of words similar in meaning to the keyword. more»

Bulgarian word lists

The word list feature will generate a frequency list of all words that appear in a text or corpus. A very large corpus can be used to generate a list of all words that exist in Bulgarian or all words that start, contain or end with specific characters. Advanced options can be used to generate lists of grammatical categories or parts of speech used in a corpus together with their frequencies. more»

N-grams in Bulgarian

Generating a list of N-grams contained in a text makes it possible to identify and study patterns and notice phenomena related to multi-word units (MWU) in Bulgarian that cannot be detected by other tools. more»

List of available Bulgarian corpora

  • trial – available to both trial users as well as paying subscribers
  • main – only available to paying subscribers
  • on demand – access to the corpus is subject to specific terms, click the corpus name for details
CorpusAccess policySize in words
Bulgarian National Corpus (BulgarianNC) main 20,975,703
Bulgarian National Corpus nonweb genres main 22,398,507
Bulgarian National Corpus with web main 419,512,059
Bulgarian parliamentary debates (ParlaMint 2.1) trial 19,099,991
Bulgarian parliamentary debates (ParlaMint 2.1, CoNLL format) trial 19,096,761
Bulgarian Web 2012 (bgTenTen12) main 705,156,683
Bulgarian Web 2021 (bgTenTen21) trial 4,695,125,771
DGT-Translation Memory parallel – Bulgarian main 25,912,721
ELEXIS Bulgarian Web 2021 main 1,014,316,771
ELEXIS Bulgarian Web 2021 (bgTenTen21) WSD sample main 1,992,046
EUR-Lex 2/2016 parallel – Bulgarian trial 329,071,554
EUR-Lex judgments 12/2016 parallel – Bulgarian trial 17,071,495
Europarl spoken parallel – Bulgarian trial 9,215,233
Gutenberg Bulgarian 2020 main 33,352
Open Parallel Corpus (OPUS) – Bulgarian main 183,115,244
OpenSubtitles 2018 parallel – Bulgarian main 371,685,493
ParlaTalk Bulgaria parliamentary debates trial 15,221,455