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Michel Gilbert
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No, thank you!

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Glad the pentateuch ones seem correct!

 

I am glad to hear (or rather read) this!

 

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Just as a note - Prof Holmstedt’s paper is now posted on the Exchange.

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I wanted to ask when you expect the DSS syntax to be complete, and regarding the following paragraph:

 

"Second, the additional semantic and pragmatic layers would add a disproportionate number of years to the project. Whereas we are confident that we will finish all our ancient Hebrew texts in the next 2-3 years, it would likely take a decade (or more) to produce a multi-layered database."

 

If that is a project you intend to undertake in the future.

 

Many thanks for your work. Your database helped me answer many stylistic and syntactical questions over the last two years.

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Well, the DSS are well along, but there are additional complexities in the database due to the fact that clauses can break across lines and Accordance currently uses the "line" like a biblical "verse". Indeed, this is an even more problematic issue in the inscriptions syntax, since words can break across lines. Short answer-- they are *all* preliminarily tagged. Long answer--we have more proofing and work to do before releasing them for public use.

 

As for the semantic and pragmatic layers, I have no definite plans to do this. The syntax layer will take me long enough to proof to the point where I think it's 99% accurate (my goal). Moreover, whereas our syntax tagging itself is obviously interpretative, this would be greatly more the case for semantics and pragmatics. The result would probably be something quite a bit too "Cook" (on semantics) and "Holmstedt" (on pragmatics) for most people to choke down. ;)

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I tried to describe the basic ideas in my Accordance presentation at SBL in 2010, and provided some good reading in the footnotes for the adventurous. I thought I agve it to the Accordance folks to post, but I only see my older presentation from 2009. So I have attached it here for anyone interested to read. I only include the introduction and not the subsequent 70 pages of single-spaced tagging notes. Those are the germ of a reference grammar that I am co-writing.

 

I have posted it on our Documentation page as well, though it's way too technical for me.

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