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    Digital Imaging in Historical Linguistics: The Guyinxiaojing Website
    Sheng Yihan, Tian Yujiao
    Digital Humanities Research    2022, 2 (1): 86-99.  
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    The Guyinxiaojing is a non - profit historical linguistics knowledge sharing website created and opera- ted by individuals. It adopts a model in which many traditional Chinese linguistics enthusiasts provide materials and participate in the construction. As a linguistic database,Guyinxiaojing contains important materials in various fields of traditional Chinese linguistics. With a wide range of contents , novel and diverse presentation formats,and various practical tools,this website facilitates the teaching and research of traditional linguistics. As a mature digital humanities pro- ject based on the crowdsourcing construction of manyenthusiasts,Guyinxiaojing has achieved excellent results in many aspects such as resources digitization,database construction,functional services,website operation,etc.,and is unique and sustainable. Such project's organization and construction results are worthy of referencefor constructing linguistics databases and all digital humanities projects.
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    The Contemporary Reconstruction of Tang Chang' an Urban Space in The Longest Day in Chang' an: A perspective of Literary Cartography
    Digital Humanities Research    2021, 1 (2): 9-20.  
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    The History, Methods, and Future of the China Biographical Database(CBDB) Project
    Digital Humanities Research    2021, 1 (1): 21-33.  
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    HU Cunlu HU Heng CHEN Bijia CAMPLELL Cameron
    Digital Humanities Research    2021, 1 (1): 34-47.  
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    The Qing state established its system for categorizing local government administrative units during the reign of Yongzheng. In this categorization, zhilizhou (independent departments) were made up of counties and sanzhou (departments) were at same level as counties. Although there were fewer zhilizhou and sanzhou than there were counties and prefectures, their classification and the appointment of their officials had distinctive features. With the aid of the newly compiled data on the political divisions of the states in the newly revised History of Qing Dynasty, it can be seen that the quefen of zhilizhou are concentrated in the yaoque and the zhongque, while the zuiyaoque and jianque are less. Relatively moderate position in government-level administrative districts. The ratings (chongfanpinan) of zhou and sanzhou generally followed the same quefen categories as prefectures and counties: most significant, significant, medium, and simple. 15.4 percent of zhilizhou didn’t follow the rules of the system, as did 19.4 percent of the sanzhou. Most of the exceptions was related to the assignment of miaojiangque (quota in the ethnic Miao regions), yanheque (quota along the rivers), of bianque (border quota). 82.1 percent of zhilizhou were tidiaoque, that is with appointments made by the Governors-GeneralThis was a higher share than for prefectures. This is related to the classification of administrative units made at the beginning of the Qing, when the Imperial Court specified all of the zhou magistrates as positions to be appointed by the Governors-General. Later, some of the zhilizhou were reclassified so that their magistrates would be appointed by the Board of Personnel, while the majority remained as tidiaoque. Meanwhile, the proportion of tidiaoque of among sanzhou was 45.1 percent. As a result of this structure for quota assignment, the tidiaoque of sanzhou magistrates became the main channels of promotion for most county magistrates. In this article we track the origins, transitions, and promotions of zhou magistrates based on 37,320 records of zhilizhou and sanzhou magistrates extracted from CGED-Q (the Jinshenlu database). We demonstrate that zhou magistrates were largely promoted from among local officials, mostly county magistrates, rather than being sent from the central government. This is very different from the pattern of prefects. Through this analysis we draw attention to the key role of appointment as zhou magistrates in the career advancement of county level magistrates and the whole system of local officials.
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    The Construction of Digital Humanities Theory and the Discipline—— A Review of Digital Humanties : Knowledge and Critique in a Digital Age
    Wang Lihua , Liu Wei
    Digital Humanities Research    2021, 1 (1): 1-16.  
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    Digital Humanities: Towards New Liberal Arts: Review of the 3rd Conference of Chinese Digital Humanities 2021
    Peng Yunzhu, Wang Runqi
    Digital Humanities Research    2022, 2 (1): 3-12.  
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    It is an unremitting pursuit of contemporary scholars to build disciplines. The conference M New Liberal Arts? Positing the Digital Humanities in the New Era:The Third Conference of Chinese Digital Humanities"  organized by the Nanjing University and the Chinese Society of Indexing,has been held online on November 6 and 7 ,2021. This paper uses measurement and analysis methods to sort out the conference four types of papers presented at this conference,keynote lectures,group presentations,young scholars ’
 forums,and reports on digital infrastructure construction. This conference also collected and awarded outstanding digital the world. These fully demonstrate the research,construction achievements and reflections in China’s digital humanities field in 2021. Apart from that,this conference pioneered the " Digital Humanities Open Data Innovation Research Competition" with the help of a commercial platform and actively explored the integration path of industry,academia,and research in humanities. From this conference, we can see the opportunities offered by digital humanities under the digital wave , which can promote humanities , social sciences and science and engineering scholars to carry out multi-faced and multiple collaborations and innovations in research paradigms and contents. However, due to the pandemic, the conference failed to achieve the expected results in terms of international conversations.

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    Panorama and Prospect:Digital Humanities and National Strategy for Digitalization of CultureOverview of the 2022 China Digital Humanities Conference

    Yang Zekun, Li Shaojian, Kai Limai
    Digital Humanities Research    2023, 3 (1): 3-17.  
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    Co-hosted by the School of Information Resource Management of Renmin University China,the Re- search Center for Digital Humanities of Renmin University China,and the Digital Humanities Professional Committee of the China Society of Indexers,the 2022 China Digital Humanities Annual Conference (CDH 2022) was held online from November 26th to 27th,2022. With the theme of " Panorama and Prospect:Digital Humanities and National Strat- egy for Digitalization of Culture" and under the background of the National Strategy for Digitalization of Culture,the conference discussed the long-term blueprint for the panoramic presentation of Chinese culture and the continuous ex- pansion and breakthrough of digital humanities in depth. The conference held eight general forums and two youth forums to present the papers,selected and awarded outstanding digital humanities papers and projects,and founded an education sub-forum. This paper summarizes the papers,projects,and the education sub-forum discussions of this an- nual conference and analyzes the current research trend and major research topics of Chinese digital humanities re- search.
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    How is "Exact Humanities" Possible— An Interview with Professor Gerhard Lauer
    Digital Humanities Research    2021, 1 (2): 3-8.  
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    The Academic Practice and Enlightenment of Singapore Historical GIS
    Digital Humanities Research    2021, 1 (2): 75-84.  
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    Narrative Study in the Digital Age:A Review of Digital Narrative Spaces:An Interdisciplinary Examination
    Song Jie
    Digital Humanities Research    2022, 2 (3): 101-111.  
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    The issue of space has received attention widely in the field of narratology all along. In this age characterized by the rapid development of digital media, digital narrative space becomes narrative researchers’ focal point naturally. The book Digital Narrative Spaces: An Interdisciplinary Examination, featured with interdisciplinarity, transmediality and cross-genre, explores narrative space in different digital media in detail, which not only deepens narrative and literary spatial studies, but also inspires literary studies a lot. In brief, the book is refreshing for it broadens the dimension of studies on narrative space in theoretical propositions, research targets, research approaches and some other aspects.

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    Digital Humanities from the Perspective of Cultural Techniques Theory
    Liu Yongqiang Wu Hongyu
    Digital Humanities Research    2021, 1 (3): 3-10.  
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    As an important academic resources for reflecting on digital culture, German Media Theory has gained increasing international attention over the past decade through translations by North American academics. One of the most interesting and productive paradigms is that of Cultural Techniques, which offers a new perspective for understanding digital culture and examining Digital Humanities, opening up a broader field of academic imagination. Focusing on the theoretical reflections and research findings of scholars of Cultural Techniques in the German-speaking countries, such as Friedrich Kittler, Sybille Krämer and Markus Krajewski, this paper outlines the exploration of digital culture and Digital Humanities from this theoretical perspective, with the aim of exploiting its potential for application and enriching the theoretical resources for the discussion on Digital Humanities.
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    Key Technologies for Digitization of Ancient Chinese Books
    Digital Humanities Research    2021, 1 (3): 83-88.  
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    Chinese historical and cultural classics are the great treasure of the Chinese nation. In the digital environment, the realization of digital documentation and utilization of ancient books can provide basic resources for digital humanities research, history research and other humanities researches, and it also serves as an important support for promoting the creative transformation and innovative development of Chinese civilization. The work of digitization includes the electronization of paper resources, as well as basic processing and deep knowledge extraction such as sentence segmentation, punctuation, and word segmentation based on electronic texts. This article reviews and comments on the existing technical methods and platforms of the digital collation of ancient books, analyzes its challenges, and discusses its future development direction.

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    A Review of the Digitization Achievements of Chinese Antique Maps at Home and Abroad
    Tian Qing, Li Xingui
    Digital Humanities Research    2021, 1 (3): 63-82.  
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    Since the end of the 20th century, with the gradual rise of antique map digitization abroad, the introduction and discussion of antique map digitization technology in China has gradually matured. The needs of researchers and users for the sorting, research, storage and utilization of antique Chinese maps have promoted the digitization of antique maps to varying degrees. At present, there are abundant relevant achievements at home and abroad, and sorting them has become a basic work of Chinese antique map research. After sorting out and comparing these results through literature information retrieval and network information collection, it is found that although the existing digital results at home and abroad have their own characteristics, they still have major deficiencies in supporting humanities research. Using related research results to optimize the classification and attach importance to the digitization of related texts and documents should be the direction of improvement for the digitization of antique Chinese maps.

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    On Digital Humanities: from a Philosophical -- Cultural Point of view
    Cheng Chung - sing
    Digital Humanities Research    2022, 2 (2): 3-6.  
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    To digitalize humanities (human sciences)       has profound philosophical and cultural significances. It is a matter of transforming our subjectivities and intrinsic values based on our best feelings and mental thinking on life and reality into manageable form of objectivity. The question is how to do it? I propose in this paper to consider identifying unit of linguistic meanings in our Classical Texts and use relevant words and sentences to organize different forms of discourses from various schools of philosophy and recognize the dominant and outstanding arguments and positions for explaining relevant historical events and trends as well      philosophical points. It serves the purpose of understanding history in a better way, and at the meantime constructing and I forecasting visions of human future under present and other presupposed conditions of human behavior. Digital humanities therefore can be used to promote Chinese humanities including Chinese philosophy and Chinese culture for a worthwhile world-vision of peace and prosperity of mankind.
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    Digital Humanities Construction in the Development of Smart MuseumsThe Practice of Shanghai Museum as an Example
    Liu Jian
    Digital Humanities Research    2022, 2 (3): 39-49.  
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    It has been nearly 10 years since the emergence of the concept of smart museums. In the practice of smart museum construction, after collecting a large amount of data, the use of the data appears to be less than satisfactory, and to some extent this can be said to be a bottleneck faced by the construction of smart museums. How to break through this stagnation and start from data collection, management, and mining to form a new model of museum knowledge production and organization services, so that the core functions of smart museums, such as smart management, smart conservation, and smart services, can operate firmly, and in this regard, the emerging digital humanities research in the humanities provides good methods and tools to learn from. 
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    What do Japanese Modern Literature Researchers Want to Do or Not to Do by Computer?
    Digital Humanities Research    2021, 1 (3): 89-92.  
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    Recently, Japanese modern literature researchers have begun to use computer-based methods in their research, and three major types of research are now available, including: stylistic studies, content analysis of literary works, and content analysis of various literature-related reports. However, the first type is not mainstream in literary studies, and the second type is regarded as much weaker than the traditional "close reading" by literary researchers. The third type has few practical cases yet, but it is more likely to be intersect with quantitative research on literary tendencies that began in the late last century in Japanese literature circles, as well as with new theories and digital approaches such as "distant reading" that have been proposed in recent years. In addition, text data of a certain scale and standard, with standardized editing, that can be used for search and data analysis is also essential to promote relevant research. Digital humanities is one of the ways to develop literary studies, and even humanities studies. In the future, there will be interesting studies that can skillfully combine artificial close reading and computerized distant reading, and incorporate the problematic consciousness of literary studies,providing that the literary researchers make a thorough change from the problem awareness.
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    Normativity Tendency, Cultural Differences, and Critical Creativity of Digital Humanities  —An Interview with Professor Johanna Drucker #br#
    Johanna Drucker Sun Jiarui
    Digital Humanities Research    2021, 1 (3): 11-17.  
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    With the vigorous development of digital humanities, it is of great significance for this field to critically examine and reflect on the achievements and limitations of its development. Through an interview with Professor Johanna Drucker, this paper examines and reflects on the development of digital humanities from the perspectives of digital humanities education, digital humanities and academia, and digital humanities research, focusing on issues such as education programs, curriculums, interdisciplinary collaborations, academic evaluation, sustainability and transparency, and research methods. There is a tendency towards normativity in the digital humanities work. “Normative digital gumanities” confines us to the shackles of conventional wisdom, stifles the possibilities of innovation, and even leads to the stagnation of the development of digital humanities. Respecting cultural differences, building integrated and sustainable digital infrastructures, and cultivating students’ critical thinking and creativity should be three primary goals for the future development of digital humanities.

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    The Application Attempt of Object Detection in Digital Humanities Images
    Chen Tao
    Digital Humanities Research    2021, 1 (3): 39-50.  
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    Image has become a new hot spot in digital humanities research, and image annotation is the main way of image knowledge transfer and value reveal. Object detection, as a computer technology related to computer vision and image processing, can quickly realize the location and classification of target objects in images in batches. The paper first introduces the relevant principles of object detection, and proposes a complete image application ecological process which combines the Visual Object Tagging Tool (VoTT) and the Multi-Dimensional Image Smart System (MISS). At the same time, an image multi-layer annotation model framework is proposed which contains four dimensions: image layer, object layer (content and label), and semantic layer. The selection of the annotation area and the label of the object layer will use the results of automatic labeling with VoTT. In the end, the paper exemplifies the proposed framework and technologies through cases, in order to provide more application perspectives for the research of digital humanistic images.
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    Analysis of the Digital Humanities Culture Analytics Field and Application Prospect of Large Language Models—Interview with Professor Matthew Wilkens
    Matthew Wilkens Yang Xiaoyan
    Digital Humanities Research    2023, 3 (2): 3-14.  
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    Cultural analytics under the digital humanities is a research field where scholars combine quantitative analysis from mathematics,statistics,and social sciences with complex large-scale social and cultural datasets. The article is an interview with Dr. Matthew Wilkens of Cornell University,an active scholar in this field. It includes an introduction to the current situation of the field,his research experience,prospects,educational ideas,and more. Dr. Wilkens believes that the methods and technologies of digital humanistic culture analysis are transferable,but to avoid the impulse of generalization and generalization,the field still faces two major challenges: one technical and one conceptual.In particular,the idea that literary and historical problems such as cultural evolution cannot be solved by close reading and that the core of some quantitative research is still humanism is still difficult to accept. This difficulty of conceptual change will make digital humanities research within the humanities stagnate. At present,there are signs that the growth of digital humanities will occur in information science and other technical disciplines. At the same time,the rapidly developing large-scale generative models have great application potential in the field of cultural analytics. It will be an important trend for humanists to cooperate with developers of large-scale language models in the future.
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    Overview and Analysis of the Winning Projects of the International “Digital Humanities Award” in 2012-2019
    Digital Humanities Research    2021, 1 (2): 85-98.  
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    Enhanced Annotation and Interactive Rendering of Beijing Opera Facial images#br#
    Yang Guancan Wang Xianyu
    Digital Humanities Research    2021, 1 (3): 51-62.  
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    The presentation form of digital resources will greatly affect the effect of digital resource construction. In order to better protect, inherit and develop Beijing Opera Facial, the paper studied the characteristics of Beijing Opera Facial images digital resources, and extracts the pattern, decoration, color, spectrum, character and other elements of Beijing Opera Facial images by means of manual annotation, expert discrimination and machine learning from the micro and macro element perspectives. Design different presentation forms of digital resources corresponding to different elements, realize the diversified presentation of Beijing Opera Facial images digital resources, and use the "Beijing memory - Beijing Opera Facial" website to make a practical attempt of digital resource presentation design.
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    The Logic and Approach of Digital Reconstruction of Ancient Books in the Data Intelligence 
    LeiJueying, HouXilong, WangXiaoguang
    Digital Humanities Research    2022, 2 (2): 46-56.  
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    With the continuous development of the ancient books protection plan and the digital publishing of the ancient books,China has accumulated a huge number of ancient books digital resources. Under the environment of data intelligence,how to apply new technologies and new ideas to realize the extraction,display,activation and utilization of excellent cultural genes contained in ancient books has gradually become the main goal and core task of ancient books digitalization in the new era. Based on the digitalization of ancient books,this paper puts forward the concept of"digital reconstruction of ancient books",and analyzes the differences between the two concepts. Then it refines the theoretical basis of digital reconstruction of ancient books,and constructs a stack model from the carrier record layer,content organization layer and application layer.The paper also puts forward the realization approach of digital reconstruction of ancient books from the five dimensions of theory,technology,users,mechanism and mode,which provides a reference for the in-depth development and activation of ancient book resources. Digital reconstruction of ancient books is an important part of the activation of ancient books in the future,which can provide a new guiding concept for the work of ancient books in the new era.
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    Assisting Philosophical Arguments-Taking the Computation and Analysis of the Analects of Confucius,Mencius and Xunzi as Examples
    Digital Humanities Research    2021, 1 (2): 36-50.  
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    Digital Memory from the Perspective of Digital Humanities 一Concurrently Discussing the Method Characteristics of Digital Memory
    Digital Humanities Research    2021, 1 (1): 87-95.  
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    Digital Humanities and Digital Social Reading
    Simone Rebora, Peter Boot, Federico Pianzola, Brigitte Gasser, J.Berenike Herrmann, Maria Kraxenberger, Moniek M.Kuijpers, Gerhard Lauer, Piroska, Lendvai, Thomas C.Messerli, Pasqualina Sorrentino, Trans.WangLirui
    Digital Humanities Research    2022, 2 (1): 52-67.  
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    Prominent among the social developments that the web 2.0 has facilitated is digital social reading (DSR):on many platforms there are functionalities for creating bookreviews,'inline'commenting on book texts, online story writing(often in the formof fanfiction),informal book discussions,book vlogs,and more. In this article,weargue that DSR offers unique possibilities for research into literature,reading,theimpact of reading and literary communica- tion.We also claim that in this context computational tools are especially relevant, making DSR a field particularly suit- ablefor the application of Digital Humanities methods. We draw up an initial categorization of research aspects of DSR and briefly examine literature for each category. We distinguish between studies on DSR that use it as a lens to study wider processesof literary exchange as opposed to studies for which the DSR culture is a phenomenon interesting in its own right.Via seven examples of DSR research,we discuss the chosen approaches and their connection to research questions in literarystudies.

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    Japanese Digital Humanities Lurking Beneath Digital Archive and Data Science—A Country Perspective
    Digital Humanities Research    2022, 2 (1): 100-112.  
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    Different from the boom in Europe,the United States and China,Japanese Digital Humanities research has been developing in a bottom - up pattern, showing a practice - oriented, internally directed development. Based on interviews with seven Japanese scholars from different humanities and social disciplines, the development of DH in Japan and the issues it encompasses are sorted out from three aspects: experiences and problems in the process of Digital Archive construction, the current state of acceptance of DH in Japan, and the future development of DH driven by Data Science, which are full of thought - provoking reflections. From a comparative perspective, three reflections are offered on the common problems in the development of DH across countries: the appropriateness of evaluating existing research results by "DH” ,the possibility of sustaining the development of DH by combining policy orientation and academic consciousness, and the importance of cultivating and implementing " Digital Thinking" for the promotion of both international and local DH in the region.
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    Interpretation of Digital Humanities Higher Education in US iSchools

    Deng Jun, Yin Bei, Wang Ruan, Sun Shaodan
    Digital Humanities Research    2021, 1 (1): 105-113.  
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    To provide strategic reference for optimizing the cultivation system of Digital Humanities in China, this paper tries to study and interpret the status quo of Digital Humanities higher education in Us iSchools. By means of Internet survey, the cultivation schemes together with its characteristics are sorted out.And current situation for Digital Humanities education are summarized from three dimensions of target level, operation level and guarantee level.Chinese universities should  extensively absorb  the practical experience of foreign digital humanities education  projects, based on the current development trend of higher education, and  form an innovative digital humanities talent training system with problem awareness as the basic orientation, innovation and reform as the fundamental driving force, and collaboration and sharing as the basis for development.
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    Semantic Enrichment of Data - Interpreting the New Trend of LAM Data in Supporting Digital Humanities
    Digital Humanities Research    2021, 1 (1): 65-86.  
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    HSIANG Jieh HU CHijui
    Digital Humanities Research    2021, 1 (1): 48-64.  
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    [Background/ Meaning] Historical text is the basic material of historical research. By crawling the content of the text, historians organize, piece together and contextualize meaningful information in the text. History is a discipline that studies the trajectory of human activities in time. After adding the concept to geographic space, historical texts will become more three-dimensional. Instead of linear reading in paper data in the past, historical texts in the information age can add a lot of vocabulary tags with the assistance of technology, and then use the analysis and visualization of tagged vocabulary to take a bird’s eye view and grasp the implicit context in historical texts. [Process/ Method] By discussing the meaning of person, time, place name and object vocabulary marks in historical texts for historical research, describing the purpose and characteristics of various marks, especially pointing out that vocabulary marks not only identify words, but also need to achieve disambiguation With the aggregationfunction. At the same time introduce two automatic tagging tools, Code Library Semi -automatic Marking Platform for Ancient Books”(MARKUS) andBatch Tagging Tool”(Content Tagging Tool, CT) .These two tools make it possible to quickly mark  a large number of people, times, places, and things.[Results/Conclusions] Illustrate how to use marked texts through actual research results; use time, person, geography, and object vocabulary to mark actual benefits to illustrate the use of vocabulary marking and application in historical texts and historical research. Finally, we discuss the issue of event markers, and point out that event markers are essentially different from other lexical markers.

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    Reflection on the Method of Digital Humanities  #br#

    Yang Qinfeng
    Digital Humanities Research    2021, 1 (4): 3-10.  
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    One view, digital humanities as technological method, has been accepted generally. Its nature is instrumental understanding. Although Literary field has reflected this view and put forward that digital humanities is a kind of research paradigm. It is so weak and limited by instrumental understanding. In order to strengthen the reflection, we must focus on instrumental understanding and point out the dimension covered. The meaning of digital humanities is not only to open the non-text field on humanities research, but also to make possible to discover the non-human experience, digital objects.
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    Design and Construction of Special Historical Place Names Database Based on TGIS – Case study of "Digital Historical Yellow River" Place Name Database 

    Pan Wei, Bai Jiang-tao, Xia Cui-juan, Liu Qi-en
    Digital Humanities Research    2022, 2 (1): 13-24.  
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    By introducing the spatio-temporal framework and big data technology into the historical place databasethis paper provides an idea and method based on the temporal and spatial framework and Temporal Geographic Information System (TGIS) for the development of historical place support for updating and maintaining historical place innating historical place" digital historical Yellow River" is constructed. This place names information system. It offers big data of preserving and dissem--names information and explores information based on modern information technology. Under the guidance of this idea, the database includes a historical placation management system suitable for the study of the history of the Yellow River and has targeted space-time analysis tools and historical place names update mechanisms based on big data. It also provides a reference for the information other than the place names of administrative districts and settlements such as water conservancy place names, etc.
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    The Revival of Quantification: Reflections on Old New Histories
    Steven Ruggles Trans. Wu Jianze
    Digital Humanities Research    2021, 1 (3): 18-38.  
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    Quantitative historical analysis in the United States surged in three distinct waves. The first quantitative wave occurred as part of the “New History” that blossomed in the early twentieth century and disappeared in the 1940s and 1950s with the rise of consensus history. The second wave thrived from the 1960s to the 1980s during the ascendance of the New Economic History, the New Political History, and the New Social History, and died out during the “cultural turn” of the late twentieth century. The third wave of historical quantification —which I call the revival of quantification—emerged in the second decade of the twenty-first century and is still underway. I describe characteristics of each wave and discuss the historiographical context of the ebb and flow of quantification in history.
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    Visualizing Music Similarity:Clustering and Mapping 500 Classical Music Composers
    Patrick Georges, Ngoc Nguyen, Trans.Zhang Jiaming
    Digital Humanities Research    2022, 2 (1): 68-85.  
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    This paper applies clustering techniques and multi-dimensional scaling (MDS) analysis to a 500 x 500 composers'similarity/distance matrix. The objective is to visualizeor translate the similarity matrix into dendro- grams and maps of classical (European art) music composers. We construct dendrograms and maps for the Baroque, Classical ,and Romantic periods ,and a map that represents seven centuries of European art music in one single graph. Finally,we also use linear and non - linear canonical correlation analyses to identify variables underlying the dimen- sions generated by the MDS methodology.
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    Towards Language Sensitivity and Diversity in the Digital Humanities
    Digital Humanities Research    2022, 2 (3): 3-20.  
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    Recent years have seen a growing focus on diversity in the digital humanities,and yet there has been rather less work on geolinguistic diversity,and the research which has been carried out often focuses on the structures of geographic representation in the field or has viewed ‘language’ as a technical or linguistic problem to solve. This article takes a different view,namely that we need to consider this diversity through multiple ‘frames’ of digitally-mediated language and culture,and that this is not just a question of epistemic justice or community manners,but that the digital humanities also need to address more actively challenges around global dynamics of digital multilingualism,transcultural exchange and geodiversity in its research agenda. This paper explores these questions through the prism of ‘language indifference’ in digital studies and, responding to Galina’s call for better data on the state of geolinguistic diversity in DH(2014),it articulates possible frameworks for addressing this diversity in a strategic, programmatic and research-led manner. We conclude by exploring the role of a greater multilingual focus in what Liu calls ‘the techne of diversity’ in digital humanities(2020),and contend that the digital humanities has much to gain,and much to offer,in engaging more fully with the languages-related cultural challenges of our era.

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    "What is " and "How to do"——Summary  of "Defining Digital Humanities" Seminar
    Digital Humanities Research    2021, 1 (1): 16-20.  
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    Digital Humanities Research    2021, 1 (4): 61-76.  
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    In recent years, the digitization of genealogy provides a new way for the collation and integration of traditional Chinese genealogical resources, and also puts forward the requirements for the visualization of genealogy. The existing visualization forms of western genealogy and the metagraph visualization of Chinese genealogy are not quite suitable for the visualization of traditional Chinese genealogy. Based on the characteristics of traditional Chinese genealogy and the existing visualization forms of digital genealogy, this paper proposes two visualization forms, namely, improved genealogy tree and genealogy force-directed graph, with a discussion on their advantages, disadvantages and applicability. The two visualization forms are combined through user interaction. A prototype has been designed for the visualization of traditional Chinese genealogy in the forms of improved genealogy tree and genealogy force-directed graph, and an example based on the Wu genealogy of Taizhou, Zhejiang Province is provided for illustration.
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    On Planning and Implementing a Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum
    Theodor Mommsen Trans.Shi Shuangbin
    Digital Humanities Research    2021, 1 (4): 15-.  
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    The German scholar Mommsen was the main organizer of the “Großwissenschaft” (big science) of the 19th century philology. In the proposal “On planning and implementing a Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum”, he pointed out that the success of the Corpus depends not only on whether all the inscriptions can be compiled into the Corpus in a proper way for the convenience of use, but also on whether it can be used for the research of the future inscription editors and epigraphers. He organized interdisciplinary cooperation among scholars from different countries, critically appraised the works of the predecessors and improved the method of arranging inscriptions. He planned to arrange the inscriptions through the systematic and topographical method and emphasized the advantages of the topographical method in scientific index.
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    Construction of Spatio - temporal Data Infrastructure for Supporting Urban Memory Projects
    Xia Cuijuan, Chen Gang
    Digital Humanities Research    2021, 1 (1): 96-104.  
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    The “Spatio-temporal Data Infrastructure” is the foundation and compendium of cultural memory projects, especially urban memory projects.In recent years, various GLAM cultural memory institutions, historical Geography and Semantic Web field have own research and application results. Digital Humanities provides ideas, methods and technologies for the deep integration of various fields. The purpose of this study is to carry out the top-level design from the functional requirements, integrate and mash -up the existing achievements in various fields, and form the functional requirements framework of Spatio-temporal Data Infrastructure for supporting urban memory projects.Based on the methods of related works investigation, summary designed and case study, a four-tier architecture of Spatio-temporal Data Infrastructure is designed and implemented from the demand.The Spatial-temporal Data Infrastructure supportingt he urban memory projects is sorted into four independent and interdependent levels: the construction of Spatio-temporal data in the carrier layer of cultural memory, the construction of time and place name controlled vocabulary, the construction of integrated HGIS support platform, the development of research tools and application services.Taking the projected of “Shanghai Memory” of Shanghai Library and the “Six Dynasties Jiankang  project of Nanjing University as examples, the feasibility of the above functional requirement framework and implementation solutions are demonstrated.

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    From Digital Archives to Digital Humanities: Thoughts on the Development of Digital History in Mainland China
    Hu Heng
    Digital Humanities Research    2021, 1 (4): 38-.  
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    Digital archives in mainland China has developed rapidly since the 21th century. The digitalization of historical texts has changed the ecology of history. However, there are still some divergences between commercialization and public welfare, long-term planning and public sharing, and data quality control system. From digital archives to digital humanities has become a general trend, as the development of digital humanities, universities and scientific research institutions should combine their own conditions to choose a suitable path of digital humanities development, and strive to respond to all kinds of doubts faced by digital humanities with solid data construction and research results.
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