Digital Scholarship Symposium 2019 – (Re-)Mining Text: From Traditional to Digital (19 March 2019)

Published on 08/08/2022

The Hong Kong Literature Research Centre and CUHK Library is co-organizing the second Digital Scholarship Symposium, titled “(Re-)Mining Text: From Traditional to Digital” on 19 March 2019 (Tuesday).  This Symposium aims to explore the techniques and applications of text mining in the new era.  Researchers mine text in a microscopic way using traditional research methods.  But with techniques developed in digital scholarship, they can re-mine the text from a macroscopic perspective.

The one-day Symposium will have a keynote speech given by Professor J. Stephen Downie, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, School of Information Sciences at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the Illinois Co-Director of the HathiTrust Research Center. The three panels in the Symposium on English Text and Social Media, Hong Kong Literature, and Chinese Text will have scholars from the National Taiwan University, Leiden University, CUHK, and universities in Hong Kong to share their research projects on text mining.  More details of the Symposium can be found in the DS Symposium webpage.


Date: 19 March 2019 (Tuesday)
Venue: Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library
Language: English and Chinese



Time Programme Speaker(s)
09:00 – 09:15 Registration
09:15 – 09:25 Opening ceremony
09:25 – 10:15 Keynote Speech:
HathiTrust Research Center: Creating New Opportunities in Support of Scholarly Text Mining
Prof. Stephen DOWNIE
Professor and Associate Dean for Research
School of Information Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
10:15 – 10:40  Coffee Break
Panel 1: English Text and Social Media
Moderator: Prof. YE Jia, Michelle
10:40 – 11:10 Automatic Text Classification – Models, Applications, and Recent Trends Prof. LAM Wai
Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
11:10 – 11:30 Bilingual Text-mining for Inspiring Personalized Reflection Prof. KONG Siu Cheung
Department of Mathematics and Information Technology
The Education University of Hong Kong
11:30 – 11:50 Text Mining for Communication Measures on Social Media Prof. LIANG Hai
Assistant Professor
School of Journalism and Communication
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
11:50 – 12:00 Discussion
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
Panel 2: Hong Kong Literature
Moderator: Prof. FAN Sin Piu
13:30 – 13:50 Network Theory, Plot Analysis: A case study of Lu Lun’s “Poverty-Stricken Alley/Dead End” Prof. WONG Nim Yan
Associate Professor
Department of Chinese Language and Literature
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
13:50 – 14:05 (Re-)Mining Text: An Experiment on Visualising Author Network in An Annotated Bibliography of the Classical Writings of Hong Kong Poets Ms. Kitty K.Y. SIU
Digital Scholarship Librarian
The Chinese University of Hong Kong Library

Ms. Daphne T.Y. SO
Research Assistant
The Chinese University of Hong Kong Library

14:05 – 14:20 A Pilot Study on Topic Modeling of The Chinese Student Weekly Dr. Wendy H.Y. WONG
CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow
The Chinese University of Hong Kong Library
14:20 – 14:40 Discussion
14:40 – 15:00 Coffee Break
Panel 3: Chinese Text
Moderator: Dr. Maria L.C. LAU
15:00 – 15:20 Using CORPRO to Revisit the Authorship Controversy of Dream of the Red Chamber Prof. CHUEH Ho-chia
Associate Professor
Department of Bio-Industry Communication and Development
National Taiwan University
15:20 – 15:40 Extracting Stylistic and Intertextual Markers from Chinese Text Prof. Paul VIERTHALER
Assistant Professor
Centre for Digital Humanities
Leiden University
15:40 – 16:00 Unveiling the Sheng XuanHuai Archive @ CUHK – Experience Sharing on Using Corpus Data for Text Analysis and Beyond Mr. Jeff LIU
Associate Librarian
Lingnan University Library

Mr. Tony TSANG
Assistant Computer Officer
The Chinese University of Hong Kong Library

Mr. SHENG Chang-Hung
Descendant of SHENG XuanHuai

16:00 – 16:20 Discussion
16:20 – 16:30 Closing Remarks


Join us to explore the recent trends in text mining!

DS Symposium 2019