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Computing Qur'ans: A Suggestion for a Digital Humanities Approach to the Question of Interrelations between English Qur'an Translations
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2019 (English)In: Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, ISSN 0959-6410, E-ISSN 1469-9311, Vol. 30, no 2, p. 211-229Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The present article is primarily intended as a methodological contribution to Islamic Studies providing an example of how the power of computer-aided text analysis can benefit the field. The data consists of a set of 51 lexicons created out of translations of the Qur'an into English. The analysis applies simple programming to calculate the lexical overlap between translations and uses the results in a preliminary discussion of possible influence of earlier on later translations. The results are compared with conclusions arrived at in previous research on the interrelationship between translations and are also used to identify and suggest new areas for in-depth studies.

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Taylor & Francis Group, 2019. Vol. 30, no 2, p. 211-229
Keywords [en]
English Qur'an translations, lexical influence, digital humanities, computer-aided text analysis
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Religious Studies
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Humanities, Study of Religions
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-84525DOI: 10.1080/09596410.2019.1603414ISI: 000467940300002Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85065797808OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-84525DiVA, id: diva2:1320571
Available from: 2019-06-05 Created: 2019-06-05 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved

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