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4)Digital Humanities

Digital Humanities aim to produce resources which can be used by scholars across the world by applying digital technology to research into humanities. In Japan, databases of Buddhist sutras in Chinese have already been built and at present. Efforts are made to link them to other similar databases across the world in order to build a network. The International Institute for Digital Humanities works with the Khyentse Centre of the University of Hamburg on the Indo-Tibetan Lexical Resource project led by Professor Wangchuk and technically supports the project. This is a kind of an online dictionary that contains Sanskrit vocabulary and corresponding one in Tibet, Chinese and modern languages as well as source information. One of the major features of this project is that researchers across the world collaborate in order to carry out data input.
The research unit, including postgraduate students, at the University of Tsukuba has been collaborating with this project at the University of Hamburg since 2013 and collecting and inputting data. From the academic year 2014, the collaboration is taking place under the names of IERLP and ICR also with other Digital Humanities groups of the University of Tsukuba.

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