Tag Archives: JavaScript

Sequence Manipulation with Orthography Profiles in JavaScript

Orthography profiles allow for the explicit simultaneous segmentation and conversion of sequences from one orthography to another. They play a crucial role in the standardization workflows developed as part of the Cross-Linguistic Data Formats initiative, where they are used to convert original orthographies used for language documentation to a strict version of the International Phonetic Alphabet. Given that the basic algorithm by which orthography profiles can be used to segment and convert sequences across orthographies is very straightforward, it can be easily implemented in JavaScript.
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Leveraging JavaScript, jQuery, and ChatGPT for Data Extraction from Web Tables

This case study explores the combined use of JavaScript, jQuery, and the AI-driven tool ChatGPT to efficiently extract data from HTML tables, specifically focusing on a website containing Middle Chinese and Old Chinese readings of characters. The study provides a step-by-step guide for accessing the website, utilizing browser developer tools, implementing JavaScript and jQuery code, and leveraging ChatGPT to refine the extraction process. By employing this methodology, the extraction of Chinese characters and their corresponding readings from an HTML table was automated, saving time and effort. The resulting data was then imported into a Google Sheets document for further analysis. This case study highlights the potential of AI-driven tools to enhance web development tasks and streamline data extraction processes, demonstrating their value for both technical and non-technical users.

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How to Visualize Colexification Networks with JavaScript and D3 (How to do X in Linguistics 12)

Having seen how colexifications can be inferred and how colexification networks can be computed in previous posts, this post concludes our mini series in showing how computed colexification networks can be visualized interactively, using a JavaScript application based on the popular visualization library D3.

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RhyAnT: A web-based tool for interactive rhyme annotation

In times where home office is an obligation rather than an option, I have finally found time to create a first draft version of a web-based tool for interactive rhyme annotation. The tool is written in plain JavaScript, without any additional libraries, and supports the inline rhyme annotation format which we proposed in an earlier study. It allows for an efficient and save annotation of poems for their rhyme structure and will hopefully help us to assemble larger samples of rhyme patterns across genres, languages, times, and cultures.

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