Bootcamp LinkSyr: NLP tools for Syriac

19 September 2018

On 17 and 18 January 2019 people who are knowledgeable in the ancient, Semitic language Syriac and the mature computer language Python will share their work in a two-day bootcamp titled ‘NLP tools for Syriac’, in Amsterdam.

In the CLARIAH funded project ‘LinkSyr: Linking Syriac Data’, the Eep Talstra Centre for Bible and Computer (ETCBC) has developed various tools for processing Syriac texts, from establishing the text by OCR, through morphological parsing to identify lexemes, up to content analysis through topic modelling techniques and Linked Data. The project has extended its scope to included geographical and liturgical data in the Pelagios Resource Development project Linking Syriac Geographic Data and the DANS-funded project Linking Syriac Liturgies.

DANS is involved in the CLARIAH research pilot LinkSyr, where Syriac texts, people and places are being linked up. 

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Read more about these programming theologians on the ETCBC blog.  

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