Comprehensive Coptic Lexicon v1 on Coptic Dictionary Online

The “Database and Dictionary of Greek Loanwords in Coptic” (DDGLC, Freie Universität Berlin), the research project “Strukturen und Transformationen des Wortschatzes der ägyptischen Sprache ”Thesaurus Linguae Aegyptiae” (TLA, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften) and “Coptic Scriptorium: Digital Research in Coptic Language and Literature” are happy to announce the release of version 1 of the “Comprehensive Coptic Lexicon“. […] Read More

We’re hiring!

We are hiring a Digital Humanities specialist!  The full job ad is on the Georgetown U HR site. In short: this is a part-time (12-15 hrs/week) paid DH Specialist position (so paid but no benefits); knowledge of Coptic “strongly preferred”; needs to be able to work in the United States legally; living in Washington, DC, preferred […] Read More

Spring 2019 Corpora Release 2.7.0

We at Coptic Scriptorium are pleased to version 2.7.0 of our corpora.  The release includes several new documents: several more sayings in the Coptic Apophthegmata Patrum (edited & annotated by Marina Ghaly) additional fragments of Shenoute’s sermon Some Kinds of People Sift Dirt (edited & annotated by Christine Luckritz Marquis, editions provided by David Brakke) Besa’s […] Read More

Corpora release 2.6

We are pleased to announce release 2.6 of our corpora! Some exciting new things: Expanded Coptic Old Testament More gold-standard treebanked texts Updated files of Shenoute’s Abraham Our Father and Acephalous Work 22 New metadata fields to indicate whether documents have been machine annotated or if an editor has reviewed the machine annotations Expanded Coptic Old Testament Our […] Read More

Rebecca Krawiec Featured Digital Humanities Researcher at Canisius

Project participant Rebecca Krawiec, Professor and Chair of Religious Studies and Theology at Canisius College, presented her work with Coptic Scriptorium as part of the Digital Humanities speaker series at Canisius. Her talk, “Studying Ancient Egyptian Christianity in a Modern Digital World,” discussed how the many layers of annotation in Coptic Scriptorium’s corpora enhance research […] Read More

Recent presentations by Coptic Scriptorium team members (post 1 of 2)!

This fall, Coptic Scriptorium team members have presented their work in a number of environments. Research Talk, Georgetown University Linguistics Speaker Series In September, as part of the Georgetown University Department of Linguistics Friday Speaker Series, the project presented a summary of our latest work and our goals for the new NEH Digital Humanities Advancement […] Read More

New features in our NLP pipeline

Coptic Scriptorium’s Natural Language Processing (NLP) tools now support two new features: Multiword expression recognition Detokenization (bound group re-merging) Kicking off work on the new phase of our project, these new tools will improve inter-operability of Coptic data across corpora, lexical resources and projects: Multiword expressions Although lemmatization and normalization already offer a good way of finding […] Read More

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