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Places where to find example sentences

#1
Beside my Epwing dictionaries, what are some other places where I can find good example sentences?
(They must be programmately accessible)
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#2
I don't know if it's accessible or not, but Yourei.jp provides example sentences from novels:

http://yourei.jp/
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#3
Depends what you mean by "good" sentences.
Google has basically all the sentences you could ever want.
Subtitles and captions are a good source, but as it is spoken dialog, you will have plenty of fragments and sentences with tons of stuff missing or implied.
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#4
(2017-04-30, 3:20 pm)cophnia61 Wrote: Beside my Epwing dictionaries, what are some other places where I can find good example sentences?
(They must be programmately accessible)

Weblio, http://ejje.weblio.jp/sentence/
Space-Alc, http://www.alc.co.jp/
Tatoeba, http://tatoeba.org

If you formulate the query correctly, you should be able to get a program to scrape data from any of those sites; also 英辞郎 (the space-alc data set) is available in other forms. I'm pretty sure some if not all of the weblio databases are available in other forms.

Not sure about other access to tatoeba. Tatoeba is my last resort site anyway, as at least historically it has had the worst set of sentence examples ... a lot of the erroneous Tanaka corpus sentences were in there uncorrected, and the furigana was unreliable on all sentences, clearly machine generated and uncorrected. As a collaborative site, this could have improved, but I haven't been watching that closely. But also because it's a collaborative site there's probably some API or downloadable database or both somewhere.
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#5
In practice, people want to contribute their own data and not fix existing stuff, basically.
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#6
(2017-04-30, 7:55 pm)SomeCallMeChris Wrote: Not sure about other access to tatoeba. Tatoeba is my last resort site anyway, as at least historically it has had the worst set of sentence examples ... a lot of the erroneous Tanaka corpus sentences were in there uncorrected, and the furigana was unreliable on all sentences, clearly machine generated and uncorrected. As a collaborative site, this could have improved, but I haven't been watching that closely. But also because it's a collaborative site there's probably some API or downloadable database or both somewhere.
Supposedly the Tanaka corpus(the corpus tatoaba uses) has been purged of many of the errors you speak of.  As it's a database I imagine it shouldn't be hard to parse programatically.
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#7
Thank you guys!!!
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#8
http://www.kanjiwebeasy.com/ is a good site for example sentences. They use NHK easy sentences though there is no English translations.
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#9
Some linked this on the LearnJapanese subreddit which looks really good: http://j-nihongo.com/

Basically, click on a grammar point and get a dozen example sentences. Not sure if you can access it with an app you make.
Edited: 2017-05-01, 8:36 pm
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#10
+1 for yourei, as well as Google. With Google + yourei + Yomichan, there's really no need for pre-built sentence corpuses (corpi?) any longer.
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#11
(2017-05-01, 11:41 pm)gaiaslastlaugh Wrote: +1 for yourei, as well as Google. With Google + yourei + Yomichan, there's really no need for pre-built sentence corpuses (corpi?) any longer.

What do you mean by "Google"?
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