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From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Date: Sat Oct 19 2002 - 04:27:39 EDT

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 279.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                         Submit to: humanist@princeton.edu

             Date: Sat, 19 Oct 2002 09:08:17 +0100
             From: JoDI Announcements <jodi@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
             Subject: JoDI: Chinese Collections in the Digital Library special

    We are pleased to announce a new issue, and a response to a paper
    announced in the the previous issue.

    Journal of Digital Information announces
    A SPECIAL ISSUE on Chinese Collections in the Digital Library
    (Volume 3, issue 2, October 2002)
    Special issue Editor: Brian Bruya, University of Hawai'i, USA

       From the special issue editorial
    "A floppy disk can store about 500,000 Chinese characters--compare that to
    an ancient bamboo strip measuring about the same in area but maxing out at
    about 28 characters. Text processing has come a long way. Still, some of
    those bamboo strips have been dug out of the ground and are still legible
    after 23 centuries. What are the chances of a floppy making it through two
    millennia in the dirt, or of there being a device around that could then
    decipher it? There is still much to be done in the field of text
    processing, and the articles here, with their emphasis on technical
    achievement and XML deployment, are samples of some recent work that
    applies advanced computing techniques to pre-modern Chinese texts."

    The issue includes the following papers:

    C. Ho
    CHANT (CHinese ANcient Texts): a comprehensive database of all ancient
    Chinese texts up to 600 AD

    M. Mohr
    Linking Chan/Seon/Zen Figures and Their Texts: Problems and Developments in
    the Construction of a Relational Database

    C. Muller, M. Beddow
    Moving into XML Functionality: The Combined Digital Dictionaries of
    Buddhism and East Asian Literary Terms

    C. Wittern
    Chinese Buddhist texts for the new Millenium The Chinese Buddhist
    Electronic Text Association (CBETA) and its Digital Tripitaka

    from Volume 3, issue 1, this previously unannounced Letter
    N. Walsh
    XML: One Input--Many Outputs


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