An Experimental REST API to MorphGNT

Back in July, I thought I’d prototype a REST API for MorphGNT with resources for books, paragraphs, sentences, verses and words.

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The Core Vocabulary of New Testament Greek

In a 2008 paper, Wilfred Major constructs what he calls the 50% and 80% vocab lists for Classical Greek. That is, the lemmata that account for 50% and 80% respectively of tokens in the Classical Greek corpus. In this post I provide the code for the equivalent for the Greek New Testament and talk about some of the results.

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Mean Dependency Depth

With dependency paths calculated for the Greek New Testament, we can use mean dependency depth as a proxy for syntactic complexity.

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Dependency Paths

For numerous corpus linguistics applications, it’s useful to have a word-level indication of syntax. A presentation by Vanessa and Robert Gorman gave me the idea of using dependency paths for this purpose so I’ve now calculated them for the GNT based on the GBI syntax trees.

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Mean Log Frequency of Lexemes

One component of many readability measures on texts is the mean log word frequency. Here I do a basic calculation across chapters in the Greek New Testament (with code provided).

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Updated Vocabulary Coverage Statistics

In various mailing list posts, blog posts and talks, I’ve shown vocabulary coverage statistics. It’s time to update the code to use more recent data and republish the results here.

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Blogging Every Day Between Now and SBL Annual Meeting

It’s exactly four weeks until I’m presenting at the SBL Annual Meeting in Atlanta. As I have a long backlog of posts I’ve wanted to do for a while, I thought I might try to blog every day between now and my talk on November 22nd.

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Speaking At The SBL Annual Meeting in Atlanta

I’ve just finished up registration for the SBL Annual Meeting. Here’s the paper I’ll be presenting.

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Types of Disagreement in Syntactic Analyses

As helpful as the GBI Syntax Trees are, I have disagreements with them. Randall and Andi are receptive to feedback but there are very different types of disagreement that can arise in syntactic analysis so I thought I’d start to note down what they are.

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Converting the GBI Syntax Trees to a Dependency Analysis

With one child on each branch identified as the head, a constituent analysis can be converted to a dependency analysis. Fortunately, the GBI syntax trees have an explicit indication of the head, so I went ahead and converted them to a dependency format.

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