AttributionThe category indicates the attribution (or the lack thereof) of a given textual unit, usually transmitted in the form “rabbi X said”. The unit can be either attributed or unattributed: if it is attributed, the tag denoting the specific character from the rabbinic list is provided – otherwise the unit is marked with the #unattributed tag.
The category indicates a literary character being the protagonist of the narrative, usually provided in the form “rabbi X did this” or “it happened to rabbi X that”. The unit can feature a specific actor, a concrete group of humans, humans in general or it can be provided in a way which does not involve humans. If it speaks about the exact actors, the specific character from the rabbinic list is provided – otherwise the unit is not annotated in this category.
- #palestine – the human lived in Palestine.
- #babylonia – the human lived in Sassanian Empire.
- #early – the human lived in the early post-biblical times.
- #kohen – the human was a priest living in Judea of the second temple period.
- #zugot – the human belonged to the pairs of sages living at the break of eras.
- #tanna – the human was a Tanna or lived in the Tannaitic times.
- #amora – the human was an Amora or lived in the Amoraic times.
Due to the limitations of the calculations performed in Excel and for the sake of clarity of presentation, two more categories describing the units were added to the database:
- attribution locale and group – the category aggregates the locale and group tags of all the characters to whom the traditions in a given unit are attributed;
- actor locale and group – the category aggregates the locale and group tags of all the characters appearing as actors in a given unit.