The goal of this project is to build the Taiwan Biographical Database (TBDB). Beginning from the “Biographies” section of New Edition of Changhua County Gazetteer, the team has begun the initial work of attribute creation and text mining in the first year, and has built a basic database. The team continues to enrich the content of the database and to strengthen the analytical functions of the digital tools. This is a three-year project. In the first year, this project will incorporate into the database part of the data in the twenty Qing Dynasty gazetteers in order to extend the time coverage of the database as well as test the text mining tool’s capability of dealing with Classical Chinese and Vernacular Chinese. In the second year, this project will further incorporate part of the content of three gazetteers (one for Taichung, one for Nantou, and one for Taipei) compiled after 1945. Besides developing the capability of text-mining for non-normalized biographical texts, this project in this stage will also try to extend the geographical coverage of the database. In the third year, this project will incorporate the list of all doctors in Taiwan into this database. By applying text mining and analytical tools, this project will try to analyze how this new rising class produced influences in political, economic, cultural, and social areas. During the three years, TBDB will continue to adjust the digital tools to strengthen efficiency and credibility of the text mining and analytical tools.
|Effective start/end date||2018/08/01 → 2021/01/31|
- Digital Humanities
- local gazetteers
- text mining
- The Taiwan Biographical Database (TBDB)
- social network analysis
- social mobility
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