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Building a database of phrases
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  • Posted: Mon, Jun 25, 2012
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  • Location: United Kingdom
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  • Start: Mon, Sep 3, 2012
  • Budget: $5,000 - $10,000
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I'm looking for someone with a deep and broad understanding of the English language to help me with a 3 month full-time project.

I'm building a very extensive database of phrases (idioms, proverbs, similes, short quotations, etc). So far I have a spreadsheet with 25k+ phrases. Alongside each phrase is several bits of data including category, definition, source, etc. A lot of the data has been collected, but it needs proofreading and tweaking, or in some cases re-writing. For some phrases all the associated data needs to be added.

Therefore the project is:

1) proofread and tweak the data associated with approximately 10k phrases
2) research and add the definition, category and meaning keywords to approx 15k phrases

Adding this data requires an excellent understanding of the English language e.g. knowing the difference between a simile and metaphor, satire and sarcasm, pun and malapropism, etc and understanding the meaning of thousands of phrases such as kick the bucket, answer t...

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