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Text-Fabric

A corpus of ancient texts and linguistic annotations represents a large body of knowledge. Text-Fabric makes that knowledge accessible to programmers and non-programmers.

Text-Fabric is a piece of machinery for processing such corpora as annotated graphs.

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Author: Dirk Roorda

Cite Text-Fabric as DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.592193.

Acknowledgements

Text-Fabric is a matter of putting a few good ideas by others into practice.

While I wrote most of the code, a product like Text-Fabric is unthinkable without the contributions of avid users that take the trouble to give feedback and file issues, and have the zeal and stamina to hold on when things are frustrating and bugs overwhelming, and give encouragement when they are happy.

In particular thanks to

  • Andrea Scharnhorst
  • Cale Johnson
  • Camil Staps
  • Christian Høygaard-Jensen
  • Christiaan Erwich
  • Cody Kingham
  • Ernst Boogert
  • Eliran Wong
  • Gyusang Jin
  • Henk Harmsen
  • James Cuénod
  • Johan de Joode
  • Kyoungsik Kim
  • Martijn Naaijer
  • Stephen Ku
  • Wido van Peursen

More resources

Tutorials:


Papers:


Presentations:

Hands on with Dead Sea Scrolls, Old Babylonian Tablets, and the Q'uran (Lorentz Leiden 2020)

Text-Fabric in Context (Lorentz Leiden 2020)

Data Analysis in Ancient Corpora (Cambridge 2019, with Cody Kingham)

Text-Fabric as IKEA logistics (Copenhagen 2017)

Here is a motivational presentation, given just before SBL 2016 in the Lutheran Church of San Antonio.

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Sub-modules

tf.about
tf.advanced

Advanced API …

tf.app

Start the advanced API of TF …

tf.cheatsheet

A. Advanced API …

tf.clean

Clean …

tf.compose

Combining data …

tf.convert

Various forms of data interchange …

tf.core

Core API of TF …

tf.fabric

Fabric …

tf.lib
tf.parameters

Fixed values for the whole program.

tf.search
tf.server
tf.writing