Find for Me
In their article “'Find for Me!': Building a Context-Based Search Tool Using Python”, which has been published in Elias Muhanna (ed.), The Digital Humaities and Islamic & Middle East Studies, Berlin: De Gruyter, 2016, pp. 199-213, José Haro Peralta and Peter Verkinderen explain how Jedli was developed and how it functions. They introduce the reader to the different search options Jedli offers and explain how these have been created using the programming language Phyton.
In their article, two texts are used as examples for the functions of Phyton and Jedli. These texts are al-Balādhurī's Futūḥ al-buldān (lit. Conquest of (the) countries) and Khalīfa b. Khayyāṭ's Taʾrīkh (History). Below you can download a repository including the sample code as well as additional material to run it. This includes text files of both the above-mentioned texts and checklists of words that have been created to make a contextual search.
All code samples are reproduced and explained in Haro Peralta and Verkinderen (2016). The files provided here are intended to help readers unfamiliarized with programming languages to follow the argument in the text and to get a better grasp of Jedli.