Annotating Linguistic Reference in the New Testament

Presented March 27 at BibleTech:2010

At last year’s BibleTech, my presentation on Organizing the People, Places and Things in the Bible described our semantic database of named entities in the Biblical text. This talk describes how we’ve extended that data to cover other types of linguistic mention in the New Testament -- descriptive phrases, pronouns, verbs with unexpressed subjects, and other referring expressions that aren’t names -- providing the first truly comprehensive semantic index to individual people, places, and things. The presentation will show how the Greek NT has been semantically annotated to build the database, show how syntactic structure is used for constructing semantic representations, discuss the criteria used and the annotation process, and show how this data will be used in Logos Bible Software to enrich search and discovery

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