XML files for linguistic annotation of the Greek New Testament
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OpenText.org Original Annotation

  • This repository contains the XML files for the three levels: 1. base [word], 2. word group and 3. clause levels of the OpenText.org model.

  • This annotation was completed in 2006 and was made available for viewing on the OpenText.org website and also implemented in Logos bible search software.

  • The syntactic annotation was carried out over the NA27 eclectic text. Because of copyright the inflected word forms have been excluded from the base level XML files in this repository.

  • More details about the annotation model are available in this article.

Base level

  • The base level XML contains:

    1. milestone elements for chapter and verse segments
    2. <w> word elements that contain:
      1. part-of-speech information <pos>
      2. word form information <wf> - N.B. for copyright reasons inflected forms are missing*
      3. semantic domain informaion <sem>
  • Example segment of base XML:

<book name="Phlm">
  <chapter sID="NT.Phlm.1" num="1"/>
  <verse sID="NT.Phlm.1.1" num="1"/>
  <w xml:id="NT.Phlm.w1" ref="NT.Phlm.1.1">
    <pos>
      <NON num="sing" cas="nom" gen="mas"/>
    </pos>
    <wf betaLex="*pau=los" lex="Παῦλος"></wf>
    <sem>
      <domain majorNum="93" subNum="294"/>
    </sem>
  </w>
  <w xml:id="NT.Phlm.w2" ref="NT.Phlm.1.1">
    <pos>
      <NON num="sing" cas="nom" gen="mas"/>
    </pos>
    <wf betaLex="de/smios" lex="δέσμιος"></wf>
    <sem>
      <domain majorNum="37" subNum="117"/>
    </sem>
  </w>
  <w xml:id="NT.Phlm.w3" ref="NT.Phlm.1.1">
    <pos>
      <NON num="sing" cas="gen" gen="mas"/>
    </pos>
    <wf betaLex="*xristo/s" lex="Χριστός"></wf>
    <sem>
      <domain majorNum="93" subNum="387"/>
      <domain majorNum="53" subNum="82"/>
    </sem>
  </w>

  ....

Word group annotation

  • Example segment of word group XML:
<chapter xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink" book="Phlm" num="1">
  <wg.groups>
    <wg.group xml:id="NT.Phlm.1_wg1">
      <wg.head>
        <wg.word xlink:href="NT.Phlm.w1">
          <wg.modifiers>
            <wg.definer>
              <wg.word xlink:href="NT.Phlm.w2">
                <wg.modifiers>
                  <wg.qualifier>
                    <wg.word xlink:href="NT.Phlm.w3">
                      <wg.modifiers>
                        <wg.definer>
                          <wg.word xlink:href="NT.Phlm.w4"/>
                        </wg.definer>
                      </wg.modifiers>
                    </wg.word>
                  </wg.qualifier>
                </wg.modifiers>
              </wg.word>
            </wg.definer>
          </wg.modifiers>
        </wg.word>
      </wg.head>
    </wg.group>

    ...

Clause level

  • Example segment of word group XML:

<chapter xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink" book="Phlm" num="1">
  <cl.clause xml:id="NT.Phlm.1_c1" level="primary" structure="S-C">
    <cl.S>
      <w xlink:href="NT.Phlm.w1"/>
      <w xlink:href="NT.Phlm.w2"/>
      <w xlink:href="NT.Phlm.w3"/>
      <w xlink:href="NT.Phlm.w4"/>
      <w xlink:href="NT.Phlm.w5"/>
      <w xlink:href="NT.Phlm.w6"/>
      <w xlink:href="NT.Phlm.w7"/>
      <w xlink:href="NT.Phlm.w8"/>
    </cl.S>
    <cl.C>
      <w xlink:href="NT.Phlm.w9"/>
      <w xlink:href="NT.Phlm.w10"/>
      <w xlink:href="NT.Phlm.w11"/>
      <w xlink:href="NT.Phlm.w12"/>
      <w xlink:href="NT.Phlm.w13"/>
      <w xlink:href="NT.Phlm.w14"/>
      <w xlink:href="NT.Phlm.w15"/>
      <w xlink:href="NT.Phlm.w16"/>
      <w xlink:href="NT.Phlm.w17"/>
      <w xlink:href="NT.Phlm.w18"/>
      <w xlink:href="NT.Phlm.w19"/>
      <w xlink:href="NT.Phlm.w20"/>
      <w xlink:href="NT.Phlm.w21"/>
      <w xlink:href="NT.Phlm.w22"/>
      <w xlink:href="NT.Phlm.w23"/>
      <w xlink:href="NT.Phlm.w24"/>
      <w xlink:href="NT.Phlm.w25"/>
      <w xlink:href="NT.Phlm.w26"/>
      <w xlink:href="NT.Phlm.w27"/>
      <w xlink:href="NT.Phlm.w28"/>
      <w xlink:href="NT.Phlm.w29"/>
    </cl.C>
  </cl.clause>

  ...

  • This is the first clause in Philemon and is represented in the clause box diagrams like this: