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RAS Roundtable: DH Clinic #4, Implementation of Big Data Tools in Jewish Texts Analysis
Presented by Dr. Isaac Hershkowitz & Dr. Leore Sachs Shmueli, Jewish Philosophy Department, Bar Ilan University.

The presentation will explore new ways to address classical questions of Jewish studies. We wish to demonstrate how text mining tools can be useful for “distant” reading of large corpuses and shed light on pivotal, even centuries’ old, questions and challenges of Jewish scholarship

Perplexity regarding authenticity and authorship, spatiotemporal and interschool transformations of texts and ideas, identification and analysis of major patterns, concepts, and social shifts reflecting cultural significance. These are some of the challenges that we attempt to outline and undertake.

Examining methodological challenges and initial findings of Big Data tools in Jewish studies in this presentation may pave important paths to the future of the field.

This session is sponsored by AJL's RAS Division and is open to all members of AJL. Members only.

Feb 16, 2022 09:30 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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