Coptic Scriptorium wins DHAG grant from the NEH

We are very pleased to report that the National Endowment for the Humanities just announced their approval of a new Stage III Digital Humanities Advancement Grant continuing their long-standing support of our work in Coptic Scriptorium. The new grant is titled: A Linked Digital Environment for Coptic Studies: Integrating Heterogeneous Data with Machine Learning and Natural […] Read More

Coptic SCRIPTORIUM at the UCLA-St Shenouda Coptic Studies Conference

Coptic SCRIPTORIUM’s Carrie Schroeder presented a paper on our project’s latest work at the nineteenth annual UCLA-St. Shenouda Society Coptic Studies Conference.  As usual, the conference showcased papers from a diverse set of presenters, with scholarship on early monasticism all the way to modern Coptic architecture.  We thank Hany Takla, President of the Society and longtime friend of […] Read More

Coptic Scriptorium’s summer adventures

This has been a summer of writing, annotating, and conferencing! We are winding up our collaborative grant with our German partners (Coptic Old Testament Project, the Thesaurus Linguae Aegyptiae, the DDGLC, and the INTF).  Our German and US PI’s met in Göttingen, Germany, earlier this summer.   We’re working on writing our final reports and exchanging data and technologies.  We’re […] Read More

New paper about the Coptic Dictionary Online

A new paper about the Coptic Dictionary Online will be presented at this year’s ACL SIGHUM workshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage. This work is a collaboration between the Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, and Coptic Scriptorium. The paper presents the structure and underlying principles of the dictionary and its Web […] Read More

Automatically parsed OT and NT corpora

We are pleased to announce that a new version of the automatically annotated New Testament and Old Testament corpora is now available online in Coptic Scriptorium! The new version has substantially better automatic segmentation accuracy, and, for the first time, automatic syntactic parses for each verse. For more information on the syntax annotations, please see […] Read More

Geographic data now available via Pelagios

Coptic SCRIPTORIUM has partnered with Pelagios Commons to make geographic data drawn from published Coptic SCRIPTORIUM texts available via Pelagios’ Peripleo search engine and API. Each entry links a geographic location, identified by its Pleiades resource number, to a query for that term in ANNIS, our search and visualization interface. Therefore, each geographic entity in […] Read More

New corpora – release 2.4.0 is out!

We are pleased to announce release version 2.4.0 with new corpora, with tagged and lemmatized corpora available for reading and download at [1], and fully searchable at [2]: [1] http://data.copticscriptorium.org/ [2] https://corpling.uis.georgetown.edu/annis/scriptorium This release contains new data contributed by Alin Suciu, David Brakke and Diliana Atanassova, as well as out of copyright edition material contributed […] Read More

The work is the resistance

I am so pleased to affirm, support, and sign on to the following statement released yesterday by the University of the Pacific Academic Council (our faculty governing body or faculty senate): Dear Colleagues, We in Academic Council are resolutely against President Trump’s policies barring citizens of selected Muslim-majority countries from entering the US including refugees, […] Read More

Applauding for Vader

Note: there are very mild spoilers here. I think I’ve provided no surprising details if you’ve seen the other movies, nor will the general descriptions of characters ruin your experience of the film. But as always, caveat lector. I saw the new Star Wars movie Rogue One on Sunday, the eve of the Electoral College […] Read More