Over in the lab section of this site, I’ve added a little prototype Patrick Altman and I built last night.

At the moment it just shows the first paragraph of John 3 but if you click on a word it gives the lemmatization and parsing from MorphGNT, the gloss from Dodson and links to the head and child dependencies based on the GBI Syntax trees.

You can try it out at https://jktauber.com/labs/reader.html.

The source code is available at https://github.com/morphgnt/reader-demo.

Besides the obvious extention to the rest of the GNT text, I’ll soon bring in information from the Morphological Lexicon to help readers understand why the form is what it is.

Longer term, I’d like to add user accounts so authenticated users can bookmark passages, words and forms. Giving users the ability to mark which words they do or don’t understand means that the site can then produce custom quizzes, recommend what to read next, etc.

This is starting to get to the real heart of learning tools driven by better linguistic databases.

If you’re a Django and/or React developer who would like to help with this, let me know. If you teach intermediate students and have feedback on what would make this more useful, I’d also love to hear from you.