Text-Fabric corpora are usually stored on GitHub/GitLab and Text-Fabric knows how to download a corpus from GitHub/GitLab if you specify the org/repo.
Most corpora are configured by metadata in a directory app in the repo.
You can load a corpus into a Python datastructure by
from tf.app import use A = use("org/repo")
And you can get it in the Text-Fabric browser by saying this on a command prompt:
Here is a list of corpora that can be loaded this way. Since everybody can put a Text-Fabric corpus on GitHub/GitLab, the list may not be complete!
- modern english Iain M. Banks, 1984 - 1987, 99 words from the SF novel Consider Phlebas, Dirk Roorda
Cambridge Semitics Lab
- Aramaic North Eastern Neo-Aramaic Corpus, 2000, Nena Cambridge, Cody Kingham
CenterBLC Andrews University
- Greek Septuagint, 300 - 100 BCE, LXX Rahlf's edition 1935 plus additional features by CenterBLC; earliest extant Greek translation of Hebrew Bible books; Oliver Glanz, Adrian Negrea
- Greek New Testament, 100 - 400, GNT Nestle-Aland edition 1904 with new features by CentrBLC, converted from biblicalhumanities/Nestle1904 contributed by Ulrik Sandborg Petersen, Jonathan Robie; Oliver Glanz
- Greek New Testament, 100 - 400, converted from James Tauber's morphgnt/sblgnt with additional features by CenterBLC; Adrian Negrea, Clacir Virmes, Oliver Glanz, Krysten Thomas
- French, Latin, Dutch Letters from and to Descartes, 1619 - 1650, René Descartes - Correspondance; Ch. Adam et G. Milhaud (eds. and illustrations, 1896-1911); Katsuzo Murakami, Meguru Sasaki, Takehumi Tokoro (ascii digitization, 1998); Erik-Jan Bos (ed, 2011); Dirk Roorda (converter TEI, 2011 and TF 2023)
- Dutch General Missives, 1600 - 1800, General Missives, Dutch East-Indian Company, Jesse van der Does, Sophie Arnoult, Dirk Roorda
- Dutch Dagh Registers Batavia, 1640 - 1641, Daily events at Batavia, Indonesia, historical source for the operation of the Dutch East-Indian Company, Lodewijk Petram, Dirk Roorda. work in progress, currently only volume 4
- Greek New Testament, 50 - 450, Tischendorf 8th Edition, Cody Kingham, Dirk Roorda
Eep Talstra Centre for Bible and Computer
- Hebrew Bible (Old Testament), 1000 BCE - 900 AD, Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (Amstelodamensis), ETCBC + Dirk Roorda
- Pāli and Latin Ancient Buddhist verses, 300 BCE and 1855 AD, Transcription with Latin translations based on Viggo Fausbøll's book, Bee Scherer, Yvonne Mataar, Dirk Roorda
- Hebrew Dead Sea Scrolls, 300 BCE - 100 AD, Transcriptions with morphology based on Martin Abegg's data files, Martijn Naaijer, Jarod Jacobs, Dirk Roorda
- Syriac Peshitta (Old Testament), 1000 BCE - 900 AD, Vetus Testamentum Syriace, Hannes Vlaardingerbroek, Dirk Roorda
- Syriac New Testament, 0 - 1000, Novum Testamentum Syriace, Hannes Vlaardingerbroek, Dirk Roorda
- Akkadian / cuneiform Medical Encyclopedia from Nineveh, ca. 800 BCE, Medical documents with lemma annotations, Cale Johnson, Dirk Roorda
- Akkadian / cuneiform Old Assyrian documents, 2000 - 1600 BCE, Documents from Ashur Cale Johnson, Alba de Ridder, Martijn Kokken, Dirk Roorda
- Akkadian / cuneiform Old Babylonian letters, 1900 - 1600 BCE, Altbabylonische Briefe in Umschrift und Übersetzung, Cale Johnson, Dirk Roorda
- proto-cuneiform Uruk, 4000 - 3100 BCE, Archaic tablets from Uruk, Cale Johnson, Dirk Roorda
Protestant Theological University
- Greek Literature
- Greek Literature, -400 - +400, Perseus Digital Library and Open Greek and Latin Project The result of a massive conversion effort by Ernst Boogert.
- Greek Works of Athenaeus, 80 - 170, Deipnosophistae, Ernst Boogert
- Arabic Quran, 600 - 900, Quranic Arabic Corpus, Cornelis van Lit, Dirk Roorda
Dutch Complete Works of W.F. Hermans. The conversion to Text-Fabric is work in progress. So far these works have been done:
- Sadistisch Universum
- Nooit meer slapen
Bram Oostveen, Peter Kegel, Dirk Roorda
Not publicly accessible, the book is under copyright.
University of Utrecht: Cornelis van Lit
- Arabic Fusus Al Hikam, 1165- 2000, editions (Lakhnawi and Afifi) of Ibn Arabi's Fusus plus commentaries in the centuries thereafter, Cornelis van Lit, Dirk Roorda
- Akkadian-Sumerian cuneiform Bilingual royal inscriptions, 2000 - 1600, more info to come, Martijn Kokken, Dirk Roorda
Text-Fabric downloads corpus data and apps from GitHub/GitLab on demand.
Data ends up in a logical place under your
The TF data is fairly compact.
Size of data
There might be sizable additional data for some corpora, images for example. In that case, take care to have a good internet connection when you use a TF app for the first time.
TF data of corpora reside in a backend repo. You can manually clone such a data repository and point Text-Fabric to that data.
First, take care that your clone ends up in
(relative your home directory)
where orgName is the organization or person or group on GitHub/GitLab under which you have
found the repo.
Then, when you invoke the app, pass the specifier
This instructs Text-Fabric to look in your local GitHub/GitLab clone, rather
than online or in your local
text-fabric-data, where downloaded data is stored.
use('org/repo:clone', checkout="clone") text-fabric org/repo:clone --checkout=clone
In this way, you can work with data that is under your control.
Size of data
Cloning a data repository is more costly then letting Text-Fabric download the data. A data repository may contain several versions and representations of the data, including the their change histories. There might also be other material in the repo, such as source data, tutorials, programs.
For example, the
etcbc/bhsa repo is several GB, but the TF data for a specific
version is only 25MB.
Researchers are continually adding new insights in the form of new feature
data. TF apps make it easy to use that data alongside the main data source.
Read more about the data life cycle in
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