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Visualizing the Korean Buddhist Texts

by on February 12, 2010

The UCLA Asia Institute will be hosting a presentation next Thursday (February 18th, 3:00PM – 4:30PM) from Professor Lewis Lancaster and Mr Howie Lan (both of UC Berkeley) where they will demonstrate a new visualization tool for large text analysis.

A demonstration of a new method of search and retrieval of word occurrence that displays results in abstract visualization. This system developed with support from the National Science Foundation and the Luce Foundation by Professor Lancaster and Mr. Howie Lan is based on the digital version of the Korean Buddhist canon. The interface system will provide a new approach to the study of the 13th century Haein Sa printing blocks content.

In addition to the demonstration, they will discuss how to deal with large datasets and search results that return thousands of hits at a time.  The presentation is free.

via Visualization of Pattern Recognition from the Korean Buddhist Texts: Computational Humanities at the UCLA Asia Institute.