A Reading Environment for Classical Chinese

Project: Research

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This project aims to create a prototype of a reading environment for Classical Chinese in a digital library. The reading environment will offer a collection of Classical Chinese documents, augmented with explanatory information, such as links to lexicon entries, English and modern Chinese translations, and background materials for referenced people, places and organizations; other services such as syntactic analysis, machine translation and cross-language information retrieval are to be added in a later version.The reading environment will be integrated into an existing digital library with a large and heavily used collection of Latin and ancient Greek texts. To be released under a Creative Commons open license, this tool will enrich the learning and teaching of Classical Chinese, facilitate corpus-based research on the language, open up Chinese material for non-Chinese speakers, and promote cross-cultural understanding.


Project number7002549
Grant typeSRG
Effective start/end date1/05/109/05/13