Graduate fellow Ben Lee explains how machine learning can help historians to learn from the photographs, illustrations and advertisements found in Ladino-language newspapers.
Matsa ads from American Ladino and Yiddish newspapers compel us to reconsider Jewish food history in the United States.
Newspapers capture the past and hold key to Ladino’s future, says UW computer science student Ben Lee.
Watch a recording from our fall virtual coffee hour where 2020-21 Jewish Studies Graduate Fellow Ben Lee shared his research that applies machine learning technology to Ladino newspapers.
How do you teach a computer to read an endangered language -- and a language that many people don't even know exists? While machine learning technology has enabled us to read and research texts online in many languages, there's one language that our computers and smartphones have yet to learn: Ladino, a heritage language of Sephardic Jews.
Ladino letters written and dictated by women between Rhodes and Seattle offer a rare insight into the concerns and aspirations of Sephardic women in the early twentieth century.