Digital Humanities and Its Application 數位人文初探及應用

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細個唸李白、杜甫嘅詩就唸得多,但大家有冇好奇,詩仙、詩聖同其他詩人互相識唔識,會唔會一齊把酒吟詩🍶?要了解歷史人物,除咗查史書📚,喺科技發達嘅今天,仲可以用「中國歷代人物傳記資料庫」等資訊系統💻協助。
哩個資料庫源於已故郝若貝教授(Robert M HARTWELL)嘅研究成果,目前收錄約 471,000 名、涵蓋唐代至清代嘅人物👲👵資料。除咗人物生平,仲可以整合古人嘅社會關係、地理訊息(例如某時期嘅進士多數嚟自邊個省縣)等。資料庫內容來源包括傳記資料索引、正史、墓誌銘、文學作品等,因為資料量龐大,所以歷年嘅參與者除咗建立同完善系統,仲研發咗一啲半自動嘅方法,將挖掘史料嘅工作數碼化。
借助資訊科技進行人文研究,稱為「數位人文」(Digital Humanities)。香港城市大學中文及歷史學系助理教授徐力恆博士對數位人文深感興趣,亦曾參與中國歷代人物傳記資料庫計劃一段長時間。佢早前發表咗一篇論文,論述資料庫嘅發展、應用同重要性。學院網頁載有哩篇論文嘅介紹 👉https://bit.ly/3oeHUK3,仲想了解多啲,就睇埋資料庫計劃嘅網頁 👉 https://bit.ly/2VmRDln 啦!
You may be familiar with poets of the Tang dynasty like Li Bai and Du Fu, but have you ever thought if these poets knew each other? In the digital era, reading books 📚 is not the only way for us to learn about Chinese historical figures. We may also make use of information systems 💻 like the China Biographical Database (CBDB).
CBDB originates from the work by the late social historian Robert M HARTWELL. Currently, it has information of around 471,000 individuals 👲👵, mainly from the Tang to Qing dynasties. Besides their biographies, it also paints pictures of their social relationships and relevant geographical information. Data of the database are from biographical indexes, traditional biographical records, funerary biographies, literary collections, and more. To mine data from a humungous amount of texts, the project team has devised semi-automated methods to digitally mine data from a humungous amount of texts, in addition to building and continuously improving the system itself.
The scholarly activity of intersecting digital technologies and the disciplines of the humanities is called “digital humanities”. It is one of the research interests of Dr Tsui Lik-hang, Assistant Professor at CityU’s Department of Chinese and History. He had been part of the CBDB’s project team for many years, and has published the article “Harvesting Big Biographical Data for Chinese History: The China Biographical Database (CBDB)” in Journal of Chinese History recently to give an overview of the history, applications and importance of developing CBDB. A summary of this article is available on CLASS website 👉 https://bit.ly/3oeHUK3, and you may also want to visit the project website 👉 https://bit.ly/2VmRDln to learn even more.
Period3 Dec 2020

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TitleDigital Humanities and Its Application 數位人文初探及應用
Description細個唸李白、杜甫嘅詩就唸得多,但大家有冇好奇,詩仙、詩聖同其他詩人互相識唔識,會唔會一齊把酒吟詩?要了解歷史人物,除咗查史書,喺科技發達嘅今天,仲可以用「中國歷代人物傳記資料庫」等資訊系統協助。
哩個資料庫源於已故郝若貝教授(Robert M HARTWELL)嘅研究成果,目前收錄約 471,000 名、涵蓋唐代至清代嘅人物資料。除咗人物生平,仲可以整合古人嘅社會關係、地理訊息(例如某時期嘅進士多數嚟自邊個省縣)等。資料庫內容來源包括傳記資料索引、正史、墓誌銘、文學作品等,因為資料量龐大,所以歷年嘅參與者除咗建立同完善系統,仲研發咗一啲半自動嘅方法,將挖掘史料嘅工作數碼化。
借助資訊科技進行人文研究,稱為「數位人文」(Digital Humanities)。香港城市大學中文及歷史學系助理教授徐力恆博士對數位人文深感興趣,亦曾參與中國歷代人物傳記資料庫計劃一段長時間。佢早前發表咗一篇論文,論述資料庫嘅發展、應用同重要性。學院網頁載有哩篇論文嘅介紹 https://bit.ly/3oeHUK3,仲想了解多啲,就睇埋資料庫計劃嘅網頁  https://bit.ly/2VmRDln 啦!
You may be familiar with poets of the Tang dynasty like Li Bai and Du Fu, but have you ever thought if these poets knew each other? In the digital era, reading books  is not the only way for us to learn about Chinese historical figures. We may also make use of information systems  like the China Biographical Database (CBDB).
CBDB originates from the work by the late social historian Robert M HARTWELL. Currently, it has information of around 471,000 individuals , mainly from the Tang to Qing dynasties. Besides their biographies, it also paints pictures of their social relationships and relevant geographical information. Data of the database are from biographical indexes, traditional biographical records, funerary biographies, literary collections, and more. To mine data from a humungous amount of texts, the project team has devised semi-automated methods to digitally mine data from a humungous amount of texts, in addition to building and continuously improving the system itself.
The scholarly activity of intersecting digital technologies and the disciplines of the humanities is called “digital humanities”. It is one of the research interests of Dr Tsui Lik-hang, Assistant Professor at CityU’s Department of Chinese and History. He had been part of the CBDB’s project team for many years, and has published the article “Harvesting Big Biographical Data for Chinese History: The China Biographical Database (CBDB)” in Journal of Chinese History recently to give an overview of the history, applications and importance of developing CBDB. A summary of this article is available on CLASS website  https://bit.ly/3oeHUK3, and you may also want to visit the project website  https://bit.ly/2VmRDln to learn even more.
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Date3/12/20
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