Semi-Automating the Transformation of Chinese Historical Records into Structured Biographical Data

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Humanities and Scholarly Research Trends in the Asia-Pacific
EditorsShun-han Rebekah Wong, Haipeng Li, Min Chou
Place of PublicationHershey
PublisherIGI Global
Pages228-246
ISBN (Electronic)9781522571964
ISBN (Print)9781522571957
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameAdvances in Human and Social Aspects of Technology (AHSAT) Book Series
ISSN (Print)2328-1316
ISSN (Electronic)2328-1324

Abstract

This chapter explores and analyzes the new methods that the China Biographical Database (CBDB) project team has developed and adopted to digitize reference works about Chinese history, which is part of the important process of turning them into structured biographical data. This workflow focuses on the Tang Dynasty (618-907) and has implications for the continued improvement in the technologies for digitization and research into historical biographies in the Chinese language. These explorations and outcomes also demonstrate attempts in the Chinese studies field to transform large amounts of texts in non-Latin script into structured biographical data in a semi-automated fashion, and are expected to benefit digital humanities research, especially initiatives focusing on the Asia-Pacific region.

Citation Format(s)

Semi-Automating the Transformation of Chinese Historical Records into Structured Biographical Data. / Tsui, Lik Hang; Wang, Hongsu.

Digital Humanities and Scholarly Research Trends in the Asia-Pacific. ed. / Shun-han Rebekah Wong; Haipeng Li; Min Chou. Hershey : IGI Global, 2019. p. 228-246 (Advances in Human and Social Aspects of Technology (AHSAT) Book Series).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)