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by Patricia Walters
June 21st, 2011, 9:51 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Writing software to analyze Biblical Greek
Replies: 16
Views: 5245

Re: Writing software to analyze Biblical Greek

Thanks - I think I wasn't clear enough about my main question. You're saying that Luke and Acts are no more like each other than the similarities found in some set of texts that were written by different authors. What set of texts did you use for this? What sample did you use for comparison? I'd as...
by Patricia Walters
June 21st, 2011, 8:15 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Writing software to analyze Biblical Greek
Replies: 16
Views: 5245

Re: Writing software to analyze Biblical Greek

I used the Chi-Square Contingency Table Test, after numerous consultations with a statistics professor who guided me through the statistical maze. One example of a Null Hypothesis is this: "There is no difference in dissonance between the Luke and Acts passages beyond normal, random variability." W...
by Patricia Walters
June 20th, 2011, 5:25 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Writing software to analyze Biblical Greek
Replies: 16
Views: 5245

Re: Writing software to analyze Biblical Greek

This means I noted the occurrences of each element in the passages and entered the numbers in a statistical program (MINITAB). The result was that patterns of the prose compositional elements in Luke differed either highly significantly or significantly from those in Acts. I am able to say with a n...
by Patricia Walters
June 20th, 2011, 8:07 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Writing software to analyze Biblical Greek
Replies: 16
Views: 5245

Re: Writing software to analyze Biblical Greek

mgiannini wrote:Will this be an open source project?
Because the project is just underway, I do not know yet. Thank you for your interest, however.

Patricia Walters
Department of Religious Studies
Rockford College
Beloit College
by Patricia Walters
June 20th, 2011, 8:05 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Writing software to analyze Biblical Greek
Replies: 16
Views: 5245

Re: Writing software to analyze Biblical Greek

Sounds very exciting. Are you planning on sharing your code when you are done? I would appreciate it. Also, are you fully settled on perl? I wonder if the Python Natural Language Toolkit module could be adapted to your purpose. Yes, I am settled on Perl. Many years ago (before entering the biblical...
by Patricia Walters
June 20th, 2011, 7:59 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Writing software to analyze Biblical Greek
Replies: 16
Views: 5245

Re: Writing software to analyze Biblical Greek

I am writing a Perl software program to analyze Unicode Biblical Greek, based on the methodology I developed by hand in The Assumed Authorial Unity of Luke and Acts: A Reassessment of the Evidence (Cambridge University Press, 2009). I call this methodology "prose composition criticism" since (follo...
by Patricia Walters
June 19th, 2011, 4:23 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Writing software to analyze Biblical Greek
Replies: 16
Views: 5245

Writing software to analyze Biblical Greek

I am writing a Perl software program to analyze Unicode Biblical Greek, based on the methodology I developed by hand in The Assumed Authorial Unity of Luke and Acts: A Reassessment of the Evidence (Cambridge University Press, 2009). I call this methodology "prose composition criticism" since (follow...