hope you are doing well. I am looking for a large parallel corpus of English and Farsi text, professionally written or edited. I would be more than happy to have your suggestions.

Thank you all.

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With the criteria you give (large, parallel, professionally written or edited) there is probably just one such corpus: The Multilingual Bible Parallel Corpus, for a more formal reference see here. It has its limitations: The texts belong to a very specific register and genre, and they lack a lot of modern terminology (no airplanes nor bicycles occur there).

An alternative may be the JW corpus created from a crawl of the website of Jehova's Witnesses. Again, this corpus contains religious material, but its source is written in modern English and it contains a higher proportion of modern vocabulary. I cannot assess the degree of professionality that has gone in the Farsi texts collected from that site.

  • Thank you so much. And what if we discard the professionally written/edited criteria, would we get more results? Do you know any?
    Aug 11, 2021 at 20:03

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