Jewish Digital Humanities

Visualizing the English Translations of the Pesach Haggadah from 1770 to Now

This blog is part of research I am doing for my PhD studies at the University of Amsterdam, Holland. My supervisor is prof. dr. L.W.M. (Rens) Bod - Computational and Digital Humanities  (UvA) and my co-supervisor is Dr. Tom Cheesman, Reader of German, Languages, Translation and Communication at Swansea University, Wales UK.

Below please find some snippets from blog posts in different sections of my blog. For more posts and complete coverage, click on the tabs above.


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  • Digital Humanities Israel - Digital Seder   The Digital Humanities Israel Group is organizing a special Pesach Meeting which takes place 28/3/2018  at Tel Aviv University, Main Library (Soraski). Four digital projects that deal with ...
    Posted Mar 27, 2018, 1:08 PM by Avraham Roos
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Corpus Issues

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  • Haggadah Timeline with Focus on English Translations I have created a digital timeline showing the development of the Haggadah with a focus on Haggadot with English translation.The Timeline can be found HEREMake sure to scroll ...
    Posted Dec 26, 2018, 2:02 PM by Avraham Roos
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Comparing Parallel Texts

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  • Trying to align multiple versions - LERA One of the suggestions offered for aligning multiple versions is LERA (Locate, Explore, Retrace and Apprehend), a program developed by Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU). The program shows a ...
    Posted May 3, 2018, 2:56 AM by Avraham Roos
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Case Studies

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  • The First Stars and Stripes in Battle and Haggadah Today, September 3, 1777 is the first day the Stars and Stripes was flown in battle. General William Maxwell (not connected to the Maxwell Haggadah) ordered the stars and stripes ...
    Posted Sep 2, 2018, 12:10 PM by Avraham Roos
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(Visualization) Tools

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  • Machine Translation Tools for the Haggadah?    Dealing with many blundering human-made translations of the Haggadah on a daily basis makes one wonder about the linguistic capabilities of these translators. Completely mistaken translations, clearly misunderstood translations ...
    Posted Dec 2, 2018, 11:50 PM by Avraham Roos
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People to Contact

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  • People Per Hour OCR is heavily overrated. Notwithstanding my numerous attempts to scan documents and use OCR to digitize them, I have spent days on end manually correcting them, especially the ones that ...
    Posted Oct 21, 2018, 1:29 AM by Avraham Roos
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