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

Collaborating in Public

This week, a research collaboration I’m in released an initial version of a new online Coptic dictionary.  I blogged about it for the project.  Even though it’s very preliminary, we’re pretty excited. I want to take a minute here on my personal blog to reflect on the process. Working collaboratively is hard, working collaboratively across […] Read More

Fall 2014 release: more texts, more standardization

We’ve got a new release of material at www.copticscriptorium.org. New stuff: Additional texts: more Sayings from the Coptic Apophthegmata Patrum chapters of 1 Corinthians additional chapters of the Gospel of Mark Updated and corrected annotations (part of speech, language of origin) in previous corpora Standardized field names for annotations and metadata across the corpora Linguistic […] Read More

Updates to Automated Annotation Tools

We’ve updated our tokenizer (which breaks Coptic bound groups into their constituent morphemes) and our normalizer (which normalizes spelling and orthography to faclitate further automatic annotations). Version 2.0.1 of the tokenizer includes more patterns to deal with a broader variety of bound groups.  It also includes a parameter (-l) to accommodate bound groups that are […] Read More

June 2014 release notes

We’ve updated our tokenizer and part-of-speech tagger.  The tokenizer breaks a Coptic bound group into its constituent words and/or morphemes.  The tagger consists of a set of fine-grained and a set of course-grained Coptic models for use with the open source natural language processing program TreeTagger.  They use a Sahidic Coptic lexicon based in part […] Read More

Tagging Shenoute

By Caroline T. Schroeder & Amir Zeldes Schroeder presented this paper at the annual meeting of the North American Patristics Society in Chicago, Illinois, on May 24, 2014.  This post is a very minimally edited version of the paper prepared for and delivered at the conference. Tagging Shenoute by Caroline T. Schroeder & Amir Zeldes […] Read More

2 NEH Grants to support Coptic SCRIPTORIUM

The Coptic SCRIPTORIUM project is pleased to announce that we have been awarded two grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities.  A grant from the Office of Digital Humanities will support tools and technology for the study of Coptic language and literature in a digital and computational environment.  A grant from the Division of […] Read More

March 2014 Coptic SCRIPTORIUM Release notes

Coptic SCRIPTORIUM is pleased to announce a new release of data and an update on our project.  Please visit our site at coptic.pacific.edu (backup at www.carrieschroeder.com/scriptorium). We’ve released several new corpora: -two fragments of Shenoute’s Acephelous Work #22 (aka A22, from Canons Vol. 3) -two letters of Besa (to Aphthonia and to Thieving Nuns) -chapters […] Read More

January 2014 Coptic SCRIPTORIUM release notes

We’ve released some additional TEI XML files for our SCRIPTORIUM corpora at http://coptic.pacific.edu (backup site http://www.carrieschroeder.com/scriptorium). All the TEI files have been lightly annotated with linguistic annotations. The metadata has been updated to provide more information about the repositories and manuscript fragments. There are now TEI downloads for every file in our public ANNIS database. […] Read More

SBL presentation on Digital Technologies to find and study biblical references in Coptic literature

The slides from my 2013 Society of Biblical Literature presentation are now available on Academia.edu and are referenced on Coptic SCRIPTORIUM’s Zotero Group Library page. Searching for Scripture: Digital Tools for Detecting and Studying the Re-use of Biblical Texts in Coptic Literature (Caroline T. Schroeder, Amir Zeldes) Abstract Some of our most important biblical manuscripts […] Read More