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Digital Classical Philology

Ancient Greek and Latin in the Digital Revolution

Ed. by Berti, Monica

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Building a Text Analysis Pipeline for Classical Languages

Burns, Patrick J.


With large text collections for Ancient Greek and Latin now widely available, classicists are increasingly interested in extracting information systematically from these texts. The fields of information retrieval and natural language processing offer tools and methods to address this, but classical-language support can be limited and researchers must often cobble together separate, sometimes incompatible tools to accomplish basic text analysis tasks. In this chapter, I review the tools currently available for digital philological work on Ancient Greek and Latin and introduce the Classical Language Toolkit, an open-source Python framework that addresses the desideratum of a complete text analysis pipeline for historical languages.

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Patrick J. Burns (2019). Building a Text Analysis Pipeline for Classical Languages. In Monica Berti (Editor), Digital Classical Philology: Ancient Greek and Latin in the Digital Revolution (pp. 159–176). Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110599572-010

Book DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110599572

Online ISBN: 9783110599572

© 2019 Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Munich/Boston. BY-NC-ND 4.0 This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License.

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