[B-Greek] Computer analyses of Greek words (NT and OT, and extra-biblical if possible)

Steve Runge srunge at logos.com
Mon May 26 13:45:02 EDT 2008

Ken and George,

If you go to the home page of Libronix and run a Bible word study, it will generate a report based on the syntactic relationships annotated in syntactic databases. In the Greek NT, this includes a list concorded list of subjects, complements, adjuncts, etc. that occur with GRAFW as the predicator. The goal of this report was to make the kinds data that was requested in the original post available to the average person. Since this report is based on a syntactic analysis, one could generate a report either for the Greek NT (based on the OpenText.org analysis) or the Hebrew Bible (based on the Anderson-Forbes syntactic analysis). Though there are pendantic aspects of these reports, there are other portions that cannot be easily replicated elsewhere. 

Steve Runge

-----Original Message-----
From: b-greek-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:b-greek-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Ken Penner
Sent: Monday, May 26, 2008 8:26 AM
To: b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [B-Greek] Computer analyses of Greek words (NT and OT,and extra-biblical if possible)

Yes, I use Accordance, Logos, and BibleWorks, and I know they can each do the type of search Steve described below, to search for two specified words near each other.
However, to clarify the original question (quoted below), can any software tell me, e.g., *what ARE the most common words* used near the word γράφω GRAFW in the NT?
I can see how this would be done with a series of command-line text processing utilities, but I don't think commercial software is set up to conduct such a search. If it can, could you please tell me the steps for and results of this analysis?


Ken M. Penner, Ph.D.
Acadia Divinity College
Hebrew and Greek vocabulary memorization software:

> On May 22, 2008, at 9:34 AM, Ken Penner wrote:
> >> Are there certain words that tend to be used in near proximity to it.
> >
> > I don't know of any software that does proximity analysis. I'd love 
> > to hear from others if I'm wrong.
> Accordance does allow this type of searching.  You can check for words 
> within so many words of each other.  Or you can specify that they must 
> precede or follow another word.
> These can also be used in combination.
> Steve Puluka
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