Pronunciation Evaluation

The BYU Automatic Pronunciation Evaluation (APE) Project is a multi-lingual application which allows a student to record a word in a foreign language and get automatic feedback and suggestions in seconds. APE is a product of the Brigham Young University Humanities Learning Resources (HLR) and the Office of Digital Humanities (ODH). For more information, check […]


Quotidiana, from the word quotidian, is a website dedicated to the essay. Quotidiana includes the writing and teaching portfolios of site creator Patrick Madden, a set of conference papers and annotated bibliographies, a collection of interviews with contemporary essayists, a selection of the “Essayest American Essays,” from recent years, and, most importantly and most substantially, […]

Writing about Literature

Writing about Literature in the Digital Age is a free eBook by students at Brigham Young University who are pushing boundaries of traditional literary study to explore the benefits of digital tools in academic writing. This collaborative effort is a case study of how electronic text formats and blogging can be effectively used to explore […]


ArabiCorpus is a free, untagged, 30-million-word corpus with a user-friendly interface. Maintained by Dil Parkinson, professor of Arabic, this corpus allows users to find larger structures and grammatical patterns through frequency analysis, regular expression searching, and other advanced interface features. The ArabiCorpus is a highly regarded tool for both researchers and advanced Arabic students, and […]

Multi-Spectral Imaging

The Ancient Text Imaging Group, funded in part by NEH Preservation and Access Grant ($350,000, 2009-2011) to perform imaging projects with other US institutions, turn a technique originally designed for the study of extraterrestrial planetary surfaces, multi-spectral imaging, to the study of ancient documents that are difficult to read for one reason or another.  One of the […]

The Sophie Project

The Sophie library, a literal clearing house of works by and information on early German-speaking women and their cultural, social and historical environment, has been established as a service to scholars, teachers, and students. Through this digital resource, researchers can become familiar with composers, journalists, authors, and works of whose existence they have been previously unaware. […]


Linguistics Professor Mark Davies has created and maintains a series of monumental corpora, including the Corpus of Contemporary American English, the Corpus of Historical American English, the TIME magazine Corpus of American English, the Corpus del Español, and the new (beta) Google Books interface. These corpora, ranging from 45 million to 425 million words (not […]


Faculty in the College of Humanities at Brigham Young University are engaged in a wide range of literary, linguistic, cultural, and media scholarship that utilizes digital tools and methodologies to answer both traditionally conceived questions as well as those only enabled by new technologies. This site highlights several ongoing projects, and we invite visitors to learn more about how this research is opening up new ways for the Humanities to be analyzed, taught, searched, and disseminated.


Much of the digitally-inflected Humanities research also has significant import for teaching at BYU. Various courses in many departments are concerned with innovative teaching methods and pedagogies that utilize Humanities technology, open-access education, digital rhetoric and communication, and bridging the gap between digital humanities research and teaching. In addition to department courses, the college also sponsors the Digital Humanities and Technology minor.