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Scientific Publications

Shai Gordin, Avital Romach, & Shmuel Clark. (Accepted). MAPA: A Linked Open Data Gazetteer of the Southern Babylonian Landscape. In: Interdisciplinary Digital Engagement in Arts & Humanities (IDEAH).

Shai Gordin and Avital Romach (2022). Optical Character Recognition for Complex Scripts: A Case-study in Cuneiform. In: DH 2022, Tokyo, Japan 25-29 July 2022. long paper.

António de Freitas and Shai Gordin, eds. (2021). A Digital Ancient Near East: Challenges and Opportunities. Special Volume of H2D: digital humanities journal, vol. 3/1.

Moshe Stekel, Amos Azaria, & Shai Gordin. (2021). Word Sense Induction with Attentive Context Clustering. In: NLP4DH 2021: Proceedings of the Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Digital Humanities. Association for Computational Linguistics, 144–151.

Shai Gordin, Gai Gutherz, Ariel Elazary, Avital Romach, Enrique Jiménez, Jonathan Berant, & Yoram Cohen (2020). Reading Akkadian Cuneiform using Natural Language Processing. PLOS ONE, 15(10), e0240511. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0240511

Ethan Fetaya, Yonatan Lifshitz, Elad Aaron, & Shai Gordin (2020). Restoration of Fragmentary Babylonian Texts Using Recurrent Neural Networks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(37), 22743–22751. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2003794117

Shai Gordin & Avital Romach (October 2022). The Cuneiform Wide Web: From Card Catalogues to Digital Assyriology. The Ancient Near East Today.

How the secrets of ancient cuneiform texts are being revealed by AI (August 2022). NewScientist.

Shai Gordin (June 2022). Reading & deciphering ancient writing systems with AI. Open Access Government.

Shai Gordin (March 2022). AI to study ancient writing systems. Open Access Government.

Shai Gordin (September 2021). Digital Assyriology: Using Artificial Intelligence to Unlock an Ancient Lingua Franca. Research Outreach 125: 18–21. DOI: 10.32907/RO-125-1715801386

Shai Gordin, Avital Romach, & Ethan Fetaya (September 2021). Tidings from Before the Flood: How Artificial Intelligence Rediscovers Ancient Babylonian Texts. The Science Breaker. DOI: 10.25250/thescbr.brk584

On Artificial Intelligence and Ancient Clay Tablets (December 2020). Machon Davidson (Hebrew).

Israeli Scientists Use AI to Reconstruct Broken Babylonian Tablets (November 2020). Haaretz.

AI reads, translates, and auto-completes ancient cuneiform texts (November 2020). ZME Science.

L’intelligence artificielle au service de la reconstitution des textes babyloniens (September 2020). Sciences et Avenir.

Computer raadt missend spijkerschrift (September 2020). NRC.

Web Publications

Shai Gordin and Avital Romach (2022). Optical Character Recognition for Complex Scripts: A Case-study in Cuneiform. In: DH 2022, Tokyo, Japan 25-29 July 2022. Presentation slides

Shai Gordin & Samuel Clark (2021). MAPA Gazetteer (version 1.0). Zenodo

Shai Gordin (2021). Introduction to the Ancient Middle East: Between Physical and Cultural Geography (Hebrew). Educational resource ARC-GIS story

Shai Gordin (2020) Mesopotamian Ancient Place-names Almanac (MAPA): Doing Historical Geography in the Age of Linked Open Data. Invited lecture, Metadata in Assyriology: Spatial Analysis, and Historical Geography, 23-26 Nov. 2020, Uppsala University, Sweden. ARC-GIS story