New Frontiers in Japanese Digital Humanities: A Collaborative Workshop by the Art Research Center of Ritsumeikan University and the University of California, Berkeley

September 11, 2019, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Intended audience: 
Academic Support Staff, Faculty, Graduate Students, Instructors

Participants in this workshop will have hands-on experience with transcribing Japanese cursive texts from the Edo period in the portal to Japanese Special Collections in the C. V. Starr East Asian Library. This new tool developed in collaboration between ARC and Toppan Printing Co. applies deep learning technology in order to transcribe Japanese cursive texts and helps readers to identify characters with significant accuracy.

10:00AM-12:00PM: Workshop "Transcribing Japanese Cursive Texts from the Edo Period" [registration required]

1:30PM -3:00PM: Research Presentations by Art Research Center (ARC) Students, Ritsumeikan University (some presentations will be in Japanese) [open to the public]

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Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Center for Japanese Studies
UCB East Asia Library