A system to process bilingual/multilingual text corpora is described. Thesystem includes components for crosslanguage querying'on parallel (ietranslation equivalent) and comparable (ie domain-specific) collections oRexts in more than one language. Both sets of procedures are dependent on lexical resources (bilingual lexicaldatabases) and linguistic tools (morphological. procedures). The system was originally designed to meet the requirements ofvarious types of contrastive language studies. However, we are now studyingapplications to cross-language retrieval.