Category Archives: Chinese

AAS 2021

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Crowdsourcing Chinese history: distributed transcription, annotation, and datafication

Poster presented at Linked Pasts 2020 For more details, please see the extended abstract “Crowdsourcing the historical record: knowledge base construction for Chinese history at scale” presented at Taiwan’s DADH 2020 conference. Abstract The tasks of semantically annotating historical primary … Continue reading

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Digitizing Premodern Text with the Chinese Text Project

Paper published in Journal of Chinese History Abstract The widespread availability of digitized premodern textual sources – together with increasingly sophisticated means for their manipulation – has brought enormous practical benefits to scholars whose work relies upon reference to their … Continue reading

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Old texts in a new world: Meaning production in the digital medium

Paper presented at Materiality of Knowledge in Chinese Thought: Past and Present, Yuelu Academy Abstract Throughout history, technical innovations in the production and transmission of written materials have often had far-reaching long-term consequences for knowledge production – from the standardization … Continue reading

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Chinese Text Project: a dynamic digital library of premodern Chinese

Paper published in Digital Scholarship in the Humanities Abstract This article presents technical approaches and innovations in digital library design developed during the design and implementation of the Chinese Text Project, a widely-used, large-scale full-text digital library of premodern Chinese … Continue reading

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Digital Approaches to Text Reuse in the Early Chinese Corpus

Published in Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture 2018, 5(2) [Full paper] Observed textual similarities between different pieces of writing are frequently cited by textual scholars as grounds for interpretative stances about the meaning of a passage and its authorship, … Continue reading

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Accessible Text Mining with Text Tools and the Chinese Text Project

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SUTD Workshop

Materials from a workshop held as part of Working with different kinds of ‘text’ in the Digital Humanities at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. Setup Create a free account on ctext.org and log in. Make sure to validate … Continue reading

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Large-scale Optical Character Recognition of Pre-modern Chinese Texts

This paper appears in International Journal of Buddhist Thought and Culture 28(2) (December 2018). [Full paper] Abstract Optical character recognition (OCR) – the fully automated transcription of text appearing in a digitized image – offers transformative opportunities for the scholarly … Continue reading

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Networks of Text Reuse in Early Chinese Literature

Poster presented at Connected Past 2018. Abstract The phenomenon of text reuse – syntactically and semantically similar fragments of text repeated apparently independently in multiple pieces of writing, and often in works purporting to be composed by entirely different authors … Continue reading

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