Posted 14 December 2005 - 06:03 AM
Posted 14 December 2005 - 06:40 PM
It is, of course, our desire to offer our users every valuable database and feature that we possibly can. We are evaluating the question of whether syntactical tagging is really going to benefit users. Is it too subjective or uncertain to assist researchers? Would the beginner be unable to look beyond the tagging and form his/her own conclusions? We would very much value the feedback of you, our users, especially those who are aware of these recent developments.
We will be happy to explore the issue of syntactical tagging of the databases, but since it would involve a lot of programming, and we have many other exciting ideas to implement, we have not yet committed Accordance to this project.
Posted 14 December 2005 - 08:24 PM
Well, as I have already noted, I doubt that it will be of great benefit to ordinary users. It must be admitted too that even the tagged Greek NT can give the illusion to a student of Greek that he/she doesn't really need to learn the grammar or acquire real reading knowledge. But to a researcher the search ability is invaluable.
I guess my question is answered; I couldn't see duplicating the work that the OpenText people have done, but I wish it could be available for Accordance users. It would also be nice to have the unabridged LSj Greek lexicon available, but I suppose the rights to that are exclusive too.
Posted 15 December 2005 - 05:14 AM
SESB already provides some syntactical search capabilities for the OT using the WIVU database, so in combination with OpenText we may have the entire Bible covered.
ISTM that the searching morphologically tagged texts is now quite well covered by the available software, and syntactically tagged texts are perhaps the next great leap forward.
Posted 15 December 2005 - 03:57 PM
I don't think it can be ignored: potential for Scriptural study is too vast.
(btw-- Safari shut down on me again while trying to compose this.)
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