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#1 JoshPannell

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 01:23 AM

Recently Logos came out with a feature where the user may search a specific biblical character. The results this search compiles includes references, pronouns, and other titles. For example, If I do I search for "Mary the mother of Jesus" then results such as "his mother" or "born of a woman" or "her" or "them" when in reference to Mary. This would help when doing research on a specific character.

 

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 12:54 PM

Such is a search is facilitated by their tagging schema in identifying the referent of the pronoun.


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 01:42 PM

We have no current plans to tag Accordance modules in this way.. It's a massive project, and we have other priorities.


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 10:42 PM

...such as the first ever sentence diagram version of the Septuagint! :)

 

(A guy can dream....)


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 10:46 PM

Meh . . . sentence diagrams are static. You should be able to diagram anyways if you can read Greek.

 

Now, if we had a syntactically tagged LXX with reference to a constituent mapping of the BHS Syntax — now we could really be able to have some fun with Translation Technique!


Edited by James Tucker, 15 November 2013 - 11:11 PM.


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 11:19 PM

Of course they're static--they're diagrams. You should be able to know what words mean, too, and how they are used elsewhere, if you read Greek, but you still like to have lexicons.


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 11:21 PM

Your analogy assumes that a diagram and a lexicon are one in the same.



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Posted 15 November 2013 - 11:25 PM

Analogies assume similarity, not identity.


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 11:29 PM

We have no current plans to tag Accordance modules in this way.. It's a massive project, and we have other priorities.


Perhaps having a single staff member spend 15 minutes a day reading the Bible and making those decisions. I'm sure you could be done quickly with that.

Also, it seems to be a priority to both your customers and the competitor.

Just some thoughts.

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 02:40 AM

Hey Josh,

 

We appreciate the feedback, and we definitely want to hear about the features that our customers care about. The challenge is that we always receive far more feature requests than we can handle at any given moment, so we do our best to prioritize time and resources. At the moment, our entire development team is actively working on other projects (some of which have been requested by users on these forums), but please continue to share your thoughts and ideas with us. While we may not be able to implement every request on the forums, the developers do take community feedback into consideration as they make future plans.

 

Thanks again for your feedback, and for your desire to see Accordance become an even better Bible study tool.


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Posted 16 November 2013 - 03:04 AM

Thank you for your kind response. Perhaps it is just how I read them, but Helen's responses can often seem short, unprofessional, and unsympithetic towards the needs posted in these forms.

I am excited to see what Accordance is working on next! I love my Accordance 10. I am also dedicated to doing whatever I can to help make the product better.

Thanks for your time.

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 01:05 PM

Perhaps not what you describe, but on the Zondervan Personal Growth Bible Study Suite there are the modules "All the Men of the Bible" and "All the Women of the Bible."


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