Paratext 8, ETCBC, and Lexical Semantics

In early 2017 ParaTExt 8 has been released. This version of the tool is freely downloadable and gives free access to the BHS and GNT4 texts and a significant number of other resources. We are currently in negotiation with IP-holders to get access to other authoritative source language resources. Research is underway to add ETCBC search facilities to ParaTExt and the first prototypes look very promising. The new search tool comes with a user-friendly interface that enables the user to formulate complicated queries with relatively little effort. In addition, the semantic framework underlying the Semantic Dictionary of Biblical Hebrew will be added to the ETCBC data, making it possible to add a powerful semantic component to the queries. This session will give an overview of what has been achieved so far and present the latest prototype.