MARKUS: A great tool for classical Chinese texts

MARKUS is an on-line tool that allows users to upload a file in classical Chinese and tag personal namesplace namestemporal references, and bureaucratic offices automatically, and that’s just for starters. It looks powerful and helpful; check it out here. Hilde de Weerdt describes some recent updates to MARKUS here.

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  1. It can also tag the keyword list provided by the user. For people in intellectual history or Chinese thought, you can mark up all the concepts and then do a network analysis to see different relationships among concepts in one text and then compare it to another text. If the texts have a temporal tag, you can also do chronological analysis.

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