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 English single-word or multiword expressions of various types can be generated. Even users without any technical knowledge can create their own English corpus 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 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 key word with some context to the right and context to the left of the key word (KWIC concordance). 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 in 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
Corpus Access policy Size in words
Bulgarian National Corpus (BulgarianNC) main 20,974,953
Bulgarian National Corpus nonweb genres main 22,398,409
Bulgarian National Corpus with web main 419,509,472
Bulgarian Web 2012 (bgTenTen12) trial 704,955,109
DGT, Bulgarian main 25,912,721
EUR-Lex Bulgarian 2/2016 main 329,071,554
EUROPARL7, Bulgarian trial 9,215,233
OPUS2 Bulgarian main 183,115,244