DocuSky: Building and Analyzing Your Own Text Corpus

This workshop demonstrates DocuSky, a newly developed Digital Humanities tool built by the Research Center for Digital Humanities of the National Taiwan University for Sinologists so they can compile and analyze digitized text corpuses.  In this workshop ​Dr. Michael Stanley-Baker of Nanyang Technological University will present the results of the Drugs Across Asia (link1) (link2) project, ​which data-mines drugs terms and their properties in the Buddhist and Daoist canons as well as medical literature, up until the beginning of the Sui Dynasty.  This project was a collaboration between Department III of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, the National Taiwan University Research Centre for Digital Humanities​​,​ ​and the Dharma Dum Institute of Liberal Arts.  With the help of instructors from the Research Centre, participants will then receive hands-on training for using MARKUS, as well as a set of tools from Docusky.

​Time and Location:

​The ​workshop will ​take place in the National Taiwan University De​partment of ​Computer Science and Information Engineering,​ Rm 102, 9:30-12:30, on November 11 (Saturday)​.​

​Places are limited, so ​please send your registration information (name, unit / title, email) to  to complete the registration process.

​Please bring your own laptop with a web-browser, text editor, and Microsoft Excel​ already installed.

Please also apply in advance for a DocuSky account at

This event is co-sponsored by the Departments of Religious Studies at Cheng-chih University, and  Fu Jen Catholic University, and the National Taiwan University Research Centre for Digital Humanities.

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