Open PTV is an open source particle tracking velocimtery developed collaboratively by several research groups, including one lead by our client Alex Liberzohn, Head of the Turbulence Structure Laboratory at Tel Aviv University. The Research Software Company contributed to this project by creating a complete installation package for OpenPTV’s Python wrapper. We also created the…

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Cue Indiana Jones music! Seriously, who wouldn’t want to spend time at a real archaeological dig, finding remnants of objects that have been buried for hundreds or thousands of years. We certainly do. That’s why we were thrilled beyond pottery shards when the Israeli Antiquities Association and researcher Avshalom Karasik of the Archaeology Institute of…

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Sometimes the job of the Digital Humanist is to re-animate and invigorate something that appears lifeless. That’s what a team of researchers and editors hope to do by creating the Frankenstein Variorium in honor of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s landmark work. ( A variorum is an edition of a work that incorporates multiple…

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Onomasticon may sound like an obscure Jeopardy category, but it’s actually a pretty common phrase in the world of Digital Humanities. An Onomasticon is a list of names or words in a specialized field sorted in a logical way other than alphabetically. The Onomasticon we created was for Dr. Mitka Golub, of the Hebrew University’s…

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The Dead Sea Scrolls aren’t dead to us! Or to anyone else passionate about biblical archaeology. Since being discovered in a series of caves near the Dead Sea in 1946, these fragile bits of papyrus containing fragments of the bible dating back thousands of years, have been studied, analyzed, and admired by historians and scholars…

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UCCA is an open-source, flexible web-application for syntactic and semantic phrase-based annotation in general, and for UCCA annotation in particular. UCCAApp supports a variety of formal properties that have proven useful for syntactic and semantic representation, such as discontiguous phrases, multiple parents and empty elements, making it useful to a variety of other annotation schemes…

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In Part I of this blog series we introduced you to our project CSM: Continuous Symmetry Measure. If you missed it, you can catch up here. Here in Part II, we’ll begin to explain the programming decisions we made, including the rationale behind our decision to switch the coding language from C++ to Python. If you’ve read…

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Part I – Introduction Several years ago, we were approached by a research lab at The Institute of Chemistry at Hebrew University with a request to help with a project called the Continuous Symmetry Measure (CSM). Like many projects on which we are asked to consult, the code had been written and maintained by a…

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Be honest – is your research project behind schedule? As summer approaches and university campuses quiet down and teaching loads are lighter, you are undoubtedly planning to catch up on your academic “to do” list.  But we know the truth. You’ve over-promised and over-committed and are already behind schedule. We’ve been there. It’s a great…

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Peer to Peer Marketplaces is a fancy startup way of saying, “people share stuff and everyone benefits.”  Ori Heffetz and Daniel Wood, both of Hebrew University, working with innovative startup, Couchsurfing.com asked us to help them collect and structure data to assist their research project on the sharing economy.  We used asynchronous Python code to collect the data…

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