Category Archives: Software

Apps for Viewing Historical Japanese Maps

Several years ago, I received an iPad and realizing that I wanted to use it for academic purposes began to scour the App Store for potentially useful apps. One app that I came across pertained to an interest of mine

Apps for Viewing Historical Japanese Maps

Several years ago, I received an iPad and realizing that I wanted to use it for academic purposes began to scour the App Store for potentially useful apps. One app that I came across pertained to an interest of mine

Japanese Text Segmentation and Analysis with Web ChaMame

In recent years, numerous pieces of open-source software for the segmentation and morphological analysis of Japanese text have been developed including Kuromoji, Nagisa, and KyTea. Although useful for modern Japanese, few of these platforms can deal with historical texts. For example,

Japanese Text Segmentation and Analysis with Web ChaMame

In recent years, numerous pieces of open-source software for the segmentation and morphological analysis of Japanese text have been developed including Kuromoji, Nagisa, and KyTea. Although useful for modern Japanese, few of these platforms can deal with historical texts. For example,

Google Translate with One Click (Mac)

Yes we all know; Google translator is best described as “quick and dirty”. Nonetheless, we all use it because it is very convenient and helpful. Just like the title suggests, this trick will save you the time of copying the

Google Translate with One Click (Mac)

Yes we all know; Google translator is best described as “quick and dirty”. Nonetheless, we all use it because it is very convenient and helpful. Just like the title suggests, this trick will save you the time of copying the

The Doha Historical Dictionary of Arabic

In 2013 the Arabic Center for Research and Politics Studies lunched an ambitious ongoing program to build an Arabic Historical Dictionary. This is the first Arabic dictionary that traces the origin and the etymology of the Arabic words in a historical

The Doha Historical Dictionary of Arabic

In 2013 the Arabic Center for Research and Politics Studies lunched an ambitious ongoing program to build an Arabic Historical Dictionary. This is the first Arabic dictionary that traces the origin and the etymology of the Arabic words in a historical

Creating a Digital Timeline

By James Harry Morris Digital timelines can be useful not only as teaching resources, but as part of a presentation, as a feature on a research-oriented website, or as part of a digital article aimed at the public. In order to

Creating a Digital Timeline

By James Harry Morris Digital timelines can be useful not only as teaching resources, but as part of a presentation, as a feature on a research-oriented website, or as part of a digital article aimed at the public. In order to

Making online interactive maps with Leaflet (Part 1)

If you study or teach humanities and social sciences and are interested in digital tools, you have probably heard of abbreviation: GIS. GIS stands for Geographic Information Systems and refers to data storage, manipulation and management tools that focuses on

Making online interactive maps with Leaflet (Part 1)

If you study or teach humanities and social sciences and are interested in digital tools, you have probably heard of abbreviation: GIS. GIS stands for Geographic Information Systems and refers to data storage, manipulation and management tools that focuses on

Never Trust Al-Shamila Search Results☝️

In this post our Arabo-Islamic Studies editor Maxim digs deeper into searching full-text Arabic corpora, comparing Shamela with Elkirtasse. He shows us that we should not blindly trust the search function of a repository, as you might rely on incomplete search capacities

Never Trust Al-Shamila Search Results☝️

In this post our Arabo-Islamic Studies editor Maxim digs deeper into searching full-text Arabic corpora, comparing Shamela with Elkirtasse. He shows us that we should not blindly trust the search function of a repository, as you might rely on incomplete search capacities