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  • James R. Adair
    I m passing this information on the list for those who are interested. Jimmy *********************************************************************** James R.
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      I'm passing this information on the list for those who are interested.

      Jimmy

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      George Anton Kiraz, Ph.D.
      Language Modeling Research
      Bell Laboratories
      Lucent Technologies
      Room 2D-430
      700 Mountain Ave.
      Murray Hill, NJ 07974
      Tel. +1 908 582 4074
      Fax. +1 908 582 3306
      email: gkiraz@...-labs.com

      Bell Labs Text-to-Speech: http://www.bell-labs.com/project/tts
      Hugoye Journal: http://syrcom.cua.edu/Hugoye

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: George Kiraz <gkiraz@...-labs.com>
      Subject: Concordance to Ephrem's Madroshe: CALL FOR PARTICIPATION


      > To: the Syriac Studies Community.
      >
      > One of the objectives of the Syriac Computing Institute (SyrCOM) is to
      take
      > up projects in the field of Syriac studies. So far we have succeeded in
      > producing a Concordance to the Syriac New Testament (published by Brill in
      6
      > volumes, 1993), and a Comparative Edition to the Syriac Gospels, aligning
      > the Old Syriac, Peshitta and Harklean texts (published by Brill in 4
      > volumes, 1996). These volumes came to light after considerable work by
      > volunteers from the Syriac studies and religious studies communities.
      >
      > SyrCOM is proposing to launch a new project: A concordance to Ephrem's
      > Madrashe. The project involves: 1) Entering the Madrashe on the computer,
      2)
      > automatic morphological tagging of the text, 3) manual checking and
      > correction of the morphological tags, and 4) automatic creation of the
      > concordance.
      >
      > This is a call for participation for step 1 (entering the madrashe on the
      > computer). This is not as boring of a task as it may sound since
      > contributors will be selecting material from the critical apparatus as
      well;
      > i.e., preparing a simplified edition. Contributors will be acknowledged in
      > any publication resulting from the project, and SyrCOM will be working on
      > getting them a complimentary copy of the Madroshe they work on from the
      CSCO
      > series [we are talking to the publisher about this]. This can also be seen
      > as a CV 'booster' for participating students.
      >
      > The completion of the project will entirely depend on the participation of
      > volunteers from the Syriac studies community. We have already finished
      > entering one cycle of the madrashe and look forward to complete the other
      > cycles with your help.
      >
      > Participants are required to spend at least 5 hours a week on the project.
      >
      > If you know anyone (students, graduates, scholars) who might be interested
      > in joining this project, please have them send me an email at
      > gkiraz@...-labs.com. Please make sure that you have the time to
      > devote before you contact me. SyrCOM gets a lot of good-willed offers to
      > help, many of which do not materialize; this reflects badly on the
      progress
      > of the project.
      >
      > SyrCOM is a non-profit organization and does not get funding for its
      > projects. It is operated entirely on voluntary basis.
      >
      > George Kiraz
      >
      > ----------
      > George Anton Kiraz, Ph.D.
      > Language Modeling Research
      > Bell Laboratories
      > Lucent Technologies
      > Room 2D-430
      > 700 Mountain Ave.
      > Murray Hill, NJ 07974
      > Tel. +1 908 582 4074
      > Fax. +1 908 582 3306
      > email: gkiraz@...-labs.com
      >
      > Bell Labs Text-to-Speech: http://www.bell-labs.com/project/tts
      > Hugoye Journal: http://syrcom.cua.edu/Hugoye
      >
      >
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