Apr 10, 2018
Stylometry, Intertextuality, and Sequence Alignment: Text-mining Late Imperial Chinese Prose Documents
- 12:30 to 14:00
- Digital Humanities Workshop
- Research IT
- Paul Vierthaler
Paul Vierthaler is currently a University Lecturer (Assistant Professor) of the Digital Humanities at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Formerly, he was the Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow at Boston College (US) and an An Wang Postdoctoral Fellow at the Fairbank Centre for Chinese Studies at Harvard University. He holds a PhD in East Asian Languages and Literatures from Yale University, an MA in Chinese studies from Yale, and a BA from the University of Kansas.
In this talk, Paul Vierthaler will outline some of his current research in which he studies the movement of historical information between histories and fictional works written in the late Ming and early Qing dynasties in China. By studying intertextuality and stylistic relationships at the corpus level, he can track how information moves among documents across generic borders while also characterizing the linguistic variations among texts of different types. This talk will mainly focus on the methodological approach Paul uses.
MPIWG, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Germany
Contact and Registration
Paul will also be at the institute on Wednesday (11 April), one day after his presentation and there will be the opportunity to have informal exchanges with him. Please contact Brent via email@example.com if you would like to meet with Paul on 11 April.
About This Series
The Digital Humanities Brown Bag Lunch Workshop occurs bi-weekly. Each session explores a new topic; workshops are usually interactive, and we often invite external speakers. Please feel free to bring your lunch, and a laptop or notebook in order to participate!