Critex Wrap-up

Critex is a prototype of a critical text editor using graphical presentation similar to a word processor but producing semantic output.

Although the software is nowhere near ready for end users, the goal of my research was clearly successful: user-friendly editing of TEI XML is both possible and desirable when the structure of the text and the semantics of the apparatus are known in advance.

Research methods and digital humanities

What would a single scholar’s research look like if it took full advantage of the methods of digital humanities?


I will be headed to THATCamp, focusing on technology in the humanities, 5/31-6/1.

Found: pdfs of the Wang Li dictionary, orthodox versions of the 13 classics, and the can’t-do-without full color reference books of plants in the “Book of Songs.” Too big to post, but stop me with a blank CDR or an external hard drive for copies.

Recent bookmarks: scanned manuscripts of Chinese texts in Japan, user-edited dictionary of Chinese with many entries from Classical, and a full listing of Unicode CJK characters with their uses in (some of) the classics.

If you don’t have friends in Taiwan or China to send you new books, Frelax may be your best option

Arthur Hummel’s famous Eminent Chinese of the Ch’ing Period is now available as a downloadable text with cross-linking and Pinyin, thanks to the Qing Research Portal at Dartmouth. Since they’re distributing the data freely, I’d love to get it put online with the places cross-linked to CHGIS data.

RFC: Academic RDF vocabularies

Calling all dorks: please comment on the semantics for Places and future linked-data applications produced by DS and others in the field.

Places: exploring Chinese geography

I am happy to announce that Places, my tool for viewing data on the historical geography of China, is now available.

Do not adjust your set. Digital Sinologist will be back shortly, in hi fidelity.

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