Towards a multidimensional linguistic database of Biblical Hebrew

Show simple item record Kroeze, J.H. (Jan Hendrik) 2008-04-18T10:49:30Z 2008-04-18T10:49:30Z 2004
dc.description.abstract Biblical Hebrew clauses can be and have been studied from many different angles. Over the past forty years much of this knowledge has been captured in various computer software systems and databases. Having all these electronic aids for the study of the Hebrew Bible is wonderful, but also overwhelming and even frustrating, because various tools have to be used to study different layers and to get various perspectives. Therefore, systems have been suggested or are being developed to display multi-layer analyses of Hebrew clauses, integrating the various dimensions of clausal analysis in an interlinear table format on one screen. This type of interlinear table is in fact a two-dimensional subset of three- (or multi-)dimensional linguistic data structures. The knowledge that is represented by a collection of interlinear tables can be conceptualised three-dimensionally as an information cube consisting of a cluster of clauses and analyses. Such a clause cube can be implemented on a computer using a three-dimensional array, which can be called a cyber cube. Processing arrays with nested loops makes it possible to view and manipulate the stored information in an efficient way. en
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dc.identifier.citation Kroeze, JH 2004, 'Towards a multidimensional linguistic database of Biblical Hebrew', Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 99-120. [] en
dc.identifier.issn 0259-0131
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Department of Ancient Studies at the University of Stellenbosch en
dc.rights Department of Ancient Studies, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, en
dc.subject Biblical Hebrew clauses en
dc.subject Computer software systems en
dc.subject Databases en
dc.subject Multi-layer analyses en
dc.subject Dimensional linguistic data structures en
dc.subject Cyber cube en
dc.subject.lcsh Computer software
dc.subject.lcsh Databases
dc.subject.lcsh Linguistics -- Computer programs
dc.title Towards a multidimensional linguistic database of Biblical Hebrew en
dc.type Article en

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