Fwd: Two New Perseus Tools

From: Carl W. Conrad (cwconrad@artsci.wustl.edu)
Date: Fri Sep 10 1999 - 06:05:03 EDT

The Perseus people at Tufts keep working to make the LSJ Greek Lexicon
useful in ever more ways to those who want to consult it; although it's a
pity that it's not the latest in-print version with Glare's supplement,
there's so much useful lexical information imbedded within LSJ that can be
gotten at via improved web tools. I thought B-Greekers would want to know
about this sooner rather than find out about it casually while on their
next visit to the Perseus site.

>Date: Thu, 09 Sep 1999 15:21:14 -0400
>From: "Jeffrey A. Rydberg-Cox" <jrydberg@flash.net>
>To: classics@u.washington.edu
>Subject: Two New Perseus Tools
>Mime-version: 1.0
>I am pleased to announce the addition of two new tools to the Perseus
>digital library (http://www.perseus.tufts.edu).
>The first is a Greek word collocation tool that allows readers to explore
>the words that commonly occur within five words of each other in the Perseus
>Greek corpus. This allows users to explore both the primary senses of a
>word and also common idioms and phrases.
>A complete description of this tool with sample links is located at
>The second tool is a new search facility that allows users to form complex
>queries about the Greek and Latin texts in Perseus. Users can enter any
>number of query words in their inflected forms. The search program will
>parse the query words and find sentences that contain words derived from the
>same lexical forms. It is also possible for users to limit their searches
>by specifying words that should or should not be included in the search
>A complete description of this tool with sample links is located at
>These tools are the first results of our recent research into ways to adapt
>techniques from the fields of corpus linguistics and information retrieval
>for Greek and Latin texts. As always, we welcome your comments,
>suggestions, and questions about these tools or other aspects of Perseus at
>Jeff Rydberg-Cox
>The Perseus Project

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