Automated creation of parallel Bible corpora with cross-lingual semantic concordance
Jens Dörpinghaus, Carsten Düing
Citation: Proceedings of the 16th Conference on Computer Science and Intelligence Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki, D. Ślęzak (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 25, pages 111–114 (2021)
Abstract. Here we present a novel approach for automated creation of parallel New Testament corpora with cross-lingual semantic concordance based on Strong's numbers. There is a lack of available digital Biblical resources for scholars. We present two approaches to tackle the problem, a dictionary-based approach and a CRF model and a detailed evaluation on annotated and non-annotated translations. We discuss a proof-of-concept based on English and German New Testament translations. The results presented in this paper are novel and according to our knowledge unique. They present promising performance, although further research is necessary.
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