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Announcing BibleTech: 2011 Seattle, Washington
Preparations are underway for BibleTech 2011. Set aside March 25-26, 2011 for a fresh look into the exciting ways that technology is affecting the way we study, visualize, and communicate the Scriptures.
See www.bibletechconference.com for details.
Why Attend? This is an exciting time for Bible technology! Web 2.0 and Internet-connected mobile devices offer new ways to interact with Scripture. Bible software developers are building new visualizations and data sets. Publishers are excited about delivering content electronically. And open source projects and APIs are sparking creativity and getting more people involved in developing technology for Bible study. Yet with all the projects underway, there's been little opportunity for focused networking and peer-to-peer learning. BibleTech 2011 will inspire and inform you by: offering fresh ideasforging new relationshipsexposing you to the work others are doing at the intersection of Bible study and technology.
What about the Semanic Web? Talks include:
- Using the Bible Knowledgebase for Information Integration
- The Bible Knowledgebase (BK) is a machine-readable collection of semantically-organized data about people, places, and things in the Bible. I will describe how the BK functions as an essential information resource for Logos, tying together information across the software. In addition, I’ll discuss building a database of Biblical Events, adding unnamed entities to the database, and coordinating information about these entities with the Logos Controlled Vocabulary. I’ll also present prototypes for visualizing BK data to enhance discovery and exploration in the Biblical text.
- Logic, Computation, and the Bible: Formal Methods for Theology
- What does logic have to do with theology? After the exegesis is over, after we have considered the textual and historical contexts, after we have parsed the sentences, we conclude with a judgment on the passage's meaning. Logic allows us to carry our studies further. Just as a software engineer may verify the correctness of his or her code, logic lets the exegete verify his interpretation against previous exegetical results for consistency. Logic also allows us to deduce new information by drawing out inferences packed in the text. We will attempt to motivate the adoption of logic as a method in computational theology with practical issues like those above and also with philosophical and theological considerations about the nature of revelation. We will then wrap up with an introduction to computational semantics and automated reasoning technologies.
Note to Vendors We would like to provide space for vendors at BibleTech:2011. Please contact us at BibleTech@logos.com if you are interested in reserving an exhibit table, or if you would like to be a BibleTech sponsor.
Join us, March 25-26 for BibleTech:2011 and explore the intersection of Bible study and technology. This two-day conference is designed for publishers, programmers, webmasters, educators, bloggers and anyone interested in using technology to improve Bible study. BibleTech 2011 is an opportunity to meet others who share your interests and hear from industry leaders. If your passion is the Bible and technology, this conference is for you! It will feature both a high- and low-level technology track, offering something for the interested layperson, hobby technologist, and technical programmer.