Construction of data-driven historical information research infrastructure

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Keiko Hongo
Historiographical Institute
The Historiographical Institute of the University of Tokyo has accumulated research resources in Japanese history over 150 years. In order to maintain and develop them in Society 5.0 for another 100 years, we are constructing the historical information research infrastructure featuring a historical data repository for long-term preservation and utilization, construction of a data-driven search system, and strengthening of international dissemination. By expanding the world-class information research bases for Japanese history and collaborating with those in the field of informatics we aim to further revitalize the humanities and to strengthen the foundation supporting academic diversity. Through our research activities, we also work on training young researchers into outstanding specialists and return academic results to society through publication of historical data.
Outline of construction of data-driven search system
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Example of visualization of personal relationships
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  • Taizo Yamada, Satoshi Inoue: A Flow for Digitizing Japanese Historical Materials and their Long-Term Use. Proceedings of Digital Humanities Conference 2020, 2020.
  • Ayako Shibutani, Taizo Yamada, Yoichiro Watanabe, Kanako Hirasawa, Ikki Ohmukai, Hiraku Kaneko, Koki Yanbe, Toru Hoya:Developing system environment for long-term utilisation, data sharing, and linking of Japanese historical materials. IPSJ, Proceedings of Symposium on Computer and Humanities 2020, pp. 23-30, 2020. (In Japanese)
  • Taizo Yamada, Satoshi Inoue: Detection and Time Series Variation of Latent Topic from Diary in Northern and Southern Courts Period of Japan, Proceedings of 2019 Pacific Neighborhood Consortium Annual Conference and Joint Meetings (PNC), Vol.8939645, pp.1-8, 2019.
  • Taizo Yamada, Satoshi Inoue: Collecting the Name of a Historical Person from Related Historical Material, proc. of DH2017, pp.807-808, 2017.
  • Satoru Nakamura: The University of Tokyo Digital Archives Development Project: Developing an Approach for Utilizing Academic Assets across Different Organizations, The National Museum of Japanese History. Japanese and Asian Historical Research In the Digital Age., pp.17-36, 2021,


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