Category Archives: Talks and conference papers

Towards a sustainable digital infrastructure for historical Chinese texts

Paper to be presented at the Open Conference on Digital Infrastructures for Global Philology, Leipzig University, 21 February 2017. [Download slides] This paper describes the current status and initial results of an ongoing project to create a scalable and sustainable … Continue reading

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Deep Dive into Digital and Data Methods for Chinese Studies

I’m really looking forward to taking part in the University of Michigan’s “Deep Dive into Digital and Data Methods for Chinese Studies” series later this month, where I’ll be leading the following sessions: Text Reuse in Early Chinese Texts: A … Continue reading

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Classical Chinese Literature in a Digital Age

I’m very excited to be visiting Tsukuba University in Japan next week, where I will be giving a talk titled “Classical Chinese Literature in a Digital Age” (December 15), and also presenting a paper on “Optical Character Recognition for pre-modern … Continue reading

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Towards a dynamic, scalable digital library of pre-modern Chinese

Paper to be presented at the 7th International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities, December 2016, National Taiwan University This paper contrasts two radically different approaches to full-text digital library design and implementation: firstly, the “static database approach”, in … Continue reading

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Stanford DHAsia 2017

I’m delighted to be taking part in Stanford’s exciting DHAsia Digital Humanities initiative in the coming year. I will be giving a talk titled “Parallels and Allusions in Early Chinese Texts: A Digital Approach” (April 25), as well as leading … Continue reading

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Chinese Text Project: A Digital Library of Pre-Modern Chinese Literature

Paper presented at Digital Humanities Congress 2016, University of Sheffield Since its creation in 2005 as an online search tool for a handful of classical Chinese texts, the Chinese Text Project has gradually grown to become the largest and most … Continue reading

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Leveraging Corpus Knowledge for Historical Chinese OCR

Paper to be presented at “Digital Research in East Asian Studies: Corpora, Methods, and Challenges“, Leiden University, July 10 2016 Abstract As an increasingly large amount of pre-modern Chinese writing is transcribed into digital form, the resulting digitized corpus comes … Continue reading

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Text, Data, and Digital Humanities: APIs and the Chinese Text Project

Yale University, 22 April 2016 As databases, digital libraries, and digital tools grow in size and scope, they present increasingly valuable opportunities for research using novel methods including text mining, distant reading and other techniques that can be grouped under … Continue reading

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Automated Identification of Parallels and Allusions in Classical Chinese Texts

Paper presented at AAS 2016, Seattle, April 1, 2016 The classical Chinese corpus has long been recognized to contain a vast amount of text reuse: closely related textual content that, for a variety of reasons, occurs in multiple works that … Continue reading

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Automation and Collaboration: Exploiting the Digital Medium

6th International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities, 30 November 2015, National Taiwan University New Perspectives on Digital Sinology Resources panel The digital medium presents unique opportunities and challenges for the development of new kinds of resources for the … Continue reading

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