Illustrious Children Update

This week we started markup. Both of the group members took one of the five tale and historical summary pairs and we each got about halfway with our markup. Our meeting was devoted to updating our schema and resolving any conflicts between our markup styles. Besides making a few items repeatable, our main problem with the schema was a lack of a space for our character references. Our markups were littered with errors because the "who" attributes meant to mark all our characters and quotes had no list of ids to refer to.

Asian Poetry Weekly Post 6

This week, the Tang poetry project continues tagging. During the process of markup, I made some interesting ideas: First, I divided the poems into several types, including: written under the order of the emperor (yingzhi), dedication, with someone, record, feast, send-off.

Immigration Station Update

This week we met in order to continue working on standardizing and schematizing our procedure. I think we are all a bit surprised to the extent at which different sentence level patterns may in fact subject themselves to different trope interpretations. In so doing, we have essentially agreed that we must limit our scope in the specificity of our trope or frames of reference. This way we will more likely be able to reach a consensus as far as what trope best fits a specific comment.

Illustrious Children Update

This week our group had two main goals: to create our schema and to divide the tales we selected into five separate documents so that we don't have any issues with working in the same document at once. Kat was in charge of creating the schema, and while she had a few initial issues, we met with Gabi on Monday to work out the problems. After we had our schema, I took my initial document that had all of the tales combined and broke it up into separate documents, using the guidelines from Kat's work for my initial markup.

Asian Poetry Weekly Post 5

The Tang poetry branch is still tagging. I am also considering to incorporate geographical background into the research. I plan to make an interactive svg map (which will not be bothered by the shut down of map APIs) to reflect hometown and living place of poets and people who appeared within their poems. It may reflect a geographical connection between poets. I have made a sample one and uploaded it to my account obdurodon. Some buttons don't have response because I don't have their information, and if you want to see more information, you have to refresh after click once.

Immigration Station update

This week, Immigration Station revisited the mark-up we completed for Trump's Phoenix speech. We discussed some issues that we've had with tagging, such as trying to identify how certain terms should be tagged. We also discussed how we are going to approach the text from the actual debates; we'll do this by searching for the word "immigration" and then reading the surrounding material so that we don't have to pick through unrelated information from the rest of the debates.

Illustrious Children Update

This past week was devoted to cleaning up our five selected stories after running the google books epub copy through the calibre program. The most common mistakes were when the print was too blurred and the letters too close together for the program to distinguish, or when they were spaced too far apart. After the text was clean, we began basic structural markup, to transform it into a document that can be read and manipulated by computers, not just humans.

Asian Poetry Weekly Post 4

    The right definition of transformation here means transforming our XML document into other types of documents to satisfy multi-purposing. Since we are doing network analysis, we are going to use cytoscape to draw network map. We are going to transform our XML into a CSV document by XSLT first. To draw a map in cytoscape, we should draw a table which contains at least three columns: one is the active node, one is the relationship type, and one is the target node.

Lecture: DH and Design

Digital Humanities + Design

This posting has been updated to reflect a change in the date and time

Paolo Ciuccarelli of the Density Design Lab and Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano will give a public lecture on Digital Humanities + Design at 5:00pm on Tuesday February 21st in CMU's Studio for Creative Inquiry, College of Fine Arts Building, Room 111. All are welcome to attend. The talk coincides with the Density Design team's arrival for a week-long design sprint with the CMU digital humanities project, Six Degrees of Francis Bacon.

Shaobai Weekly Post

Since we learned a little about KML and other research method pertinent to geography, I am going to recommend a data visualization software which could reflect data on maps. It may help you in your project conclusion.

The software is called Tableau. It could do a lot of things, but I especially want to show you its function about geography. It provides a examplary worksheet about the obesity rate in the United States.


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