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Feb 21, 2019 WORD LAB: Paul Vierthaler

Today we were joined (virtually) by Dr. Paul Vierthaler of Leiden University, to talk about his work text mining Jin Ping Mei (a 17th century Chinese novel), in a presentation entitled “Intertextuality, Classification, and Late Imperial Chinese Literature.” Specifically, we looked at intertextuality via text reuse, and experimental attempts at authorship attribution along with text classification. He also taught us very clearly about PCA, a perennial challenge for WORD LAB participants! Read on for a detailed overview of our conversation.

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