[sword-devel] sword-devel Digest, Vol 54, Issue 14

Steven J. DeRose sderose at acm.org
Mon Sep 15 07:58:14 MST 2008

I've been catching up on the discussion re. attaching <w> info to 
various translations.

Y'all may want to look at several articles by Philip Resnik, a CS 
Prof at U. Maryland -- his articles are linked off his home page at 

He's done some really cool work with extracting bilingual 
dictionaries automatically by statistical analysis of translations of 
the same text. Funny, when he went looking for texts available online 
in many languages, he ended up working with the Bible a lot. He gets 
astonishingly good results; sense-dismbiguation and everything.

I talked to him a couple months ago about what it would take to 
modify his methods to be able to attach Strong's numbers (or equiv) 
to words of various translations, once you have them for (say) KJV. 
He thought it was quite tractable, and has some interest in looking 
into it. So, y'all may want to look at his stuff and see if it helps.

If I can get him some Bibles in OSIS markup he may be able to find 
time to look into it himself. Any news on the status of the Sword 
module OSIS export I heard exists but needs some work?



Steve DeRose -- http://www.derose.net, email sderose at acm.org

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