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星期二, 6月 20, 2017

頂大學人系列講座 6/24

 We are proud to present the last but not least of the 2017 Scholar Forum Series cosponsored with Education Division, TECO-Boston and MIT Taiwanese Student Association, June 24, Saturday 2-5pm at MIT Building 4, Room 231.  Three outstanding speakers in three interesting fields are among the feast.  Please markup your calendar.  Hope to see you there.

 Best Regards,
 Ming

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Title:
Nutrition, the modern concern. 營養, 摩登的煩惱.

Abstract:
Over the past century, the opinions of nutrition swung like a pendulum. The information I will present is updated to March 2017.
I bet the internet overwhelms everyone with food advices.  How do we determine which one is believable?

Bio:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee is a medical veteran for more than forty years and a retired medical faculty of Harvard Medical School.

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Title: Recent Developments of Digital Humanities in Taiwan and China Biographical Database
題目:台灣數位文的發展近況與中國歷代物傳記資料庫
Abstract
The influences of employing digital resources and tools for humanities research grow significantly in recent years in Taiwan. Digital Humanities (DH) is the term for referring to this relatively new trend in the research community. In this brief talk, I will review the background for the current developments of DH in Taiwan, introduce the national plan for DH pedagogy in Taiwan, and present some interesting research DH projects in Taiwan. I will also discuss my work as a Fulbright and TUSA scholar at Harvard. We will see how computing technologies can be used to assist the construction of the China Biographical Database, which in turn is facilitating historical research about Chinese history worldwide. More specifically, we will go through examples of how we can extract information about named entities from historical documents that were written in classical Chinese.
摘要
台灣的文研究者近幾年積極地運用數位資源與工具在他們的研究工作中。「數位文」是這一發展趨勢的通稱。在這一簡報之中,我將回顧數位文近幾年在台灣發展的背景資訊,報告目前國家正在努力推行的數位文教學計畫,並且介紹一些實際的數位文研究計畫。此外,我也將說明本次以傅爾布萊特與大學聯盟交換學的角色在哈佛大學所參與的工作。我們將會看到哈佛大學的研究團隊如何利用資訊科技建構「中國歷代物傳記資料庫」。這一個資料庫現在已經用於全世界各地許多關於中國歷史的研究中。比較精確地說,我將會介紹我們如何從以文言文所撰寫的歷史文本中抽取跟物傳記相關的命名實體名詞。
Speaker Biography
Chao-Lin Liu is a distinguished professor of the National Chengchi University (NCCU) in Taiwan, while he also actively participates in the teaching and research activities in the Graduate Institute of Linguistics of NCCU. He received a doctorate in Intelligent Systems from the University of Michigan. In the past many years, he and his colleagues applied and designed computing methods for the analysis of documents about law, business, politics, literature, and history. Those documents were written in English, vernacular Chinese, and classical Chinese. He returns to Harvard as a Fulbright and TUSA scholar between August 2016 and July 2017, after his visit to Harvard as a visiting scholar in 2014. He participates in the China Biographical Database Project, led by Professor Peter K. Bol, for the current visit at Harvard.
講者介紹
劉昭麟是台灣的國立政治大學資訊科學系的特聘教授,他同時也參與語言學研究所的研究和教學工作。他畢業於美國密西根大學並且獲得工智慧領域的博士學位。近幾年在政治大學參與法商、政治與文史領域的文本分析工作,包含英文、白話中文與文言中文的語料分析。劉昭麟曾於2014年以訪問學者的身分在哈佛大學參與研究工作。在20162017年間,他是以傅爾布萊特和大學聯盟交換學的角色,參與哈佛大學中國歷代物傳記資料庫」(由包弼德教授領導)的建置工作。
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Title:  A Short history of cartography
看圖史志:由1703舟山地圖到地圖學

從英John Thornton之English Pilot中的舟山地圖,囘顧120 C.E. Ptolomy's Geographia 到十四世紀的portolan 海圖,大發現時代荷蘭出版的地圙,Mercator 投影法,Waldseemuller 定名新大陸叫 America. 再看180 B.C.E.馬王堆的絹本地形圖,長沙以南到海的河流都正確,最有名的宋代ll37年的禹跡圖,以一百里為方格,江河及海岸線已如真。鄭和航海圖只剩茅元儀的武備志存有部分,已不如歐洲地圖之真確。緯度易測,經度很難,要到l760 Harrison制出Chronometer才有解決。
From 1703 John Thornton's English Pilot's Chusan map,we race back to Ptolomy's Geographia as the beginning of Western mapping, to 14 century's portolans, Dutch map production in the age of discovery, Mercator's projection,Waldseemuller's christening of new world as America. We will look at 180 B.C.E.'s map of Hunan to the south sea, 1137's map of China with its grid system, the remanent of Zheng He's sailing map which was not depicting the true land forms but only as sailing instructions. Ptolomy promoted longitude and latitude but only in 1760 with Harrison's Chronometer was longitude measurement becoming easy.
Sunshine Yuan was born in Shanghai, 1943, B.S. in geology and chemistry, N.T.U., 1971 Ph.D., synthetic chemistry, U.T. Austin,
1971-3,postdoc. MIT, Worked as Chemist at Interx, KS.,Koch isotopes, Kor isotopes, Tracer Technology, Masstrace, Cambridge Isotopes Lab, all in MA.
Retired.