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Transforming the Tablet: Digital Approaches to Ancient Text and Artefact (HUM3004)

15 credits

This module introduces you to the process of digital editing and semantic searching, and how these can change the way we conduct research on the ancient world. Beginning with the digital editing of ancient textual primary sources, the module considers the editorial process involved in dealing with texts that are often fragmentary or complex. It addresses annotation methods and questions of resource design, including theoretical debates about statistical and symbolic approaches to semantic search. You may choose to use texts in the original language or in translation: no prior knowledge of an ancient language is required.