Session:Who is who in Ancient Hebrew Poetry?

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Description A talk on a PhD research that involved developing a set of algorithms to help interpret ancient Hebrew poetry
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Starts at 2022-07-23T18:00:00.000Z
Ends at 2022/07/23 19:00
Duration 60 minutes
Location Village:Unlock The City

Who is who in Ancient Hebrew Poetry? Or: how I tried to hack an ancient textual problem with the computer.

A longstanding problem in Ancient Hebrew poetry is that it is often hard to answer the 'who is who' question. You don't know who is saying what, and who is doing what to whom. That makes understanding texts from the Ancient Near East often hard, even when reading translations. To complicate matters, traditional Biblical scholars have always given contradicting interpretations of these texts.

In my PhD research I developed a set of algorithms to help solve these problems. I annotated way too much data, wrote an inter-annotator algorithm, and a coreference resolution algorithm (borrowed from Computational Linguistics) and was able to contribute to more objective and systematic interpretations. Want to know what this actually all means? Come to this presentation, and hear about the unravelling of an ancient textual world.

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