Documenting the 99%
Those attempting to assess non-standard documentary forms are at a disadvantage in curating data for large-scale, computer-aided analysis. New tools and methods are needed for enabling communities around the world to better curate, assess, share, preserve, and make use of their historically and culturally specific documentary traditions. Addressing broad topics in bibliography and document studies while focusing specifically on historical, literary, and cultural information difficult to extract from image data, I introduce new technologies and methodologies for documenting the 99% of documents for which optical character recognition (OCR) and other automated systems cannot provide accurate descriptions and/or transcriptions.
Wayne de Fremery teaches Korean literature at Sogang University in Seoul, where he develops new technologies for investigating Korean literature and documentary traditions, as well as information systems as cultural systems.