The Visual Text Explorer



The Visual Text Explorer

The Visual Text Explorer is a user-customizable interactive digital visual interface designed for analytics of words and phrases in user-provided sources, allowing for simultaneous close reading and multidimensional data analytics.




The Digital Etymological Dictionary of Old Chinese 《古漢語詞源字典(網絡版)》



The Digital Etymological Dictionary of Old Chinese 《古漢語詞源字典(網絡版)》

The Digital Etymological Dictionary of Old Chinese is a new type of digital interface for Chinese texts. Using this interface, one can efficiently approximate the sounds of Chinese throughout history and perform analyses of phonetic structures and phonorhetorical devices within the texts, from ancient times through the modern era.




Digital Resources for Sinologists (1.0)


Dissertation Reviews: "Digital Resources for Sinologists (1.0)"

Holger Schneider and I put together this two-part overview of the best digital resources available for Sinology and Chinese language learning. Part I provides a general rubric for the evaluation of digital dictionaries, with an eye toward the benefits of using multireferential databases and modern computational tools in lexicography. Part II is an annotated list of over fifty websites and software packages, representing what we feel are the very best digital resources available for sinologists and learners of Chinese. Subcategories include General Dictionaries/Lexical Tools, Learning and Translation Tools and Encyclopædia (large-scale text repositories). The article has since been converted into a Wiki, available online at http://sinology-resources.wikia.com/.



Intertext (beta 0.8)

Intertext

The Intertext "Intertextuality Analyzer", currently in the beta stage of development, is a tool which allows for the automated detection of patterns of vocabulary and terminology both within and across specific sets of digital texts as provided by the user. Via this tool one can trace specific uses of vocabulary across thousands of years of texts, providing concrete indications of influential tropes, their likely origins and how they changed over time. Patterns of textual citation and paraphrase, often unmarked in early Chinese texts, are also easily indicated and subtle differences in their transmission can be traced from text to text. Users will either be able to allow the application to detect commonalities between the texts, or indicate specific criteria (lists of words or phrases) to track across the texts. The output provides the full citation for each result detected, and will eventually include a full visual interface of the charts, graphs and networks which can be generated from the data results.