Hail the rise of the digital humanities

…and no, this isn’t just a geek invasion of the humanities

BS Rai

Ajit Balakrishnan

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley are hard at work, using mathematical techniques to identify which author contributed to the Hebrew Bible, a composite text compiled over hundreds of years. These researchers believe that a machine learning-based tool that assigns specific authors to each sentence of this Bible would help literary researchers to understand the text more deeply.

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First published: The Sun, 31 July 2022. 22:40 IST

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