Category Archives: Talks and conference papers

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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Durham Institute for Data Science (IDAS) launch

It was a pleasure to take part in the Durham Institute for Data Science (IDAS) launch event. The slides from my talk, Interactive text mining and visualization in the humanities, are available online.

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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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Accessible Text Mining with Text Tools and the Chinese Text Project

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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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Accessible digital text analysis for classical Chinese

Paper presented at Future Philologies: Digital Directions in Ancient World Text, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University, April 20 2018. Abstract Despite a growing interest in digital humanities as a field of study and focus … Continue reading

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Cyberinfrastructure for historical China studies

It was a pleasure to host on behalf of the Chinese Text Project (ctext.org), together with Professor Peter Bol on behalf of the China Biographical Database (CBDB), the International conference on cyberinfrastructure for historical China studies, held at the Harvard … Continue reading

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Linking, sharing, merging: sustainable digital infrastructure for complex biographical data

Paper to be presented at Biographical Data in a Digital World, 6 November 2017, Linz. In modeling complex humanities data, projects working within a particular domain often have overlapping but distinct priorities and goals. One common result of this is … Continue reading

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Pusan National University

I’m very excited to be visiting the Department of Korean Literature in Classical Chinese at Pusan National University next week to give two talks – abstracts follow: Old Meets New: Digital Opportunities in the Humanities 28th September 2017, 10am-12pm The … Continue reading

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