Querying Biblical Texts

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Querying Biblical Texts

Post by Jonathan Robie » November 14th, 2015, 2:11 pm

I just finished the first installment of a tutorial on querying biblical texts with XQuery.

Querying Biblical Texts: Part 1 - Querying Base Texts
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Re: Querying Biblical Texts

Post by Jonathan Robie » November 15th, 2015, 9:34 am

The second installment is here. It looks at morphologies and three different flavors of syntax trees.

Querying Biblical Texts: Part 2 - Morphologies and Syntax Trees

Part 3, of course, will query those syntax trees.
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Re: Querying Biblical Texts

Post by Jonathan Robie » November 16th, 2015, 10:37 am

The third installment is here. It focuses on querying morphology:

Querying Biblical Texts: Part 3 - queries on morphology

The next post will start a series on querying syntax, leading up to queries related to Rikjsbaron’s chapter on the Greek Participle.
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Re: Querying Biblical Texts

Post by Stephen Hughes » November 16th, 2015, 11:12 am

You can find an XQuery processor at any of these links:
  • BaseX
  • eXist
  • Saxon-HE
  • xDB
  • Zorba
I can't get off the starting line. Which one of those is usable on Ubuntu 14.04.3?
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Re: Querying Biblical Texts

Post by Jonathan Robie » November 16th, 2015, 11:25 am

Stephen Hughes wrote:
You can find an XQuery processor at any of these links:
  • BaseX
  • eXist
  • Saxon-HE
  • xDB
  • Zorba
I can't get off the starting line. Which one of those is usable on Ubuntu 14.04.3?
I am using all of these on Fedora 20, they should also work on Ubuntu. Do you want to work from the command line or from an integrated environment? BaseX might be the easiest to use if you like a GUI. It installs on Windows, Mac, and most Linux. Here's the instructions for Ubuntu.
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Re: Querying Biblical Texts

Post by Stephen Hughes » November 16th, 2015, 12:21 pm

Jonathan Robie wrote:
Stephen Hughes wrote:I can't get off the starting line. Which one of those is usable on Ubuntu 14.04.3?
I am using all of these on Fedora 20, they should also work on Ubuntu. Do you want to work from the command line or from an integrated environment? BaseX might be the easiest to use if you like a GUI. It installs on Windows, Mac, and most Linux. Here's the instructions for Ubuntu.
You upgraded from 14.

I work under Gnome at present - not spectacular, but functional. I don't know about an XQuery processor - either Command line or GUI is fine so long as the search algorithms can be saved.

The link on your guide pages to BaseX was broken half an hour ago, and still now, with a 404 file not found error.
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Re: Querying Biblical Texts

Post by Jonathan Robie » November 16th, 2015, 12:31 pm

Stephen Hughes wrote:I work under Gnome at present - not spectacular, but functional. I don't know about an XQuery processor - either Command line or GUI is fine so long as the search algorithms can be saved.

The link on your guide pages to BaseX was broken half an hour ago, and still now, with a 404 file not found error.
Ooops - I fixed the link. I also put a link into the previous post in this thread.
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Re: Querying Biblical Texts

Post by Jonathan Robie » November 19th, 2015, 1:45 pm

The fourth (and final) installment is here. It focuses on querying participles of various kinds:

Querying Biblical Texts: Part 4 - Syntax of Participles

This goes into some depth on how Micheal and I are generating lists of various kinds of participles for our talk Systematically Generating Examples from a Syntactic Treebank for Internalizing Language.
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