Title

Matching digital tombstone documentation to unearthed census data: Surveying Taiwan's family names, ethnicities and homelands

College

Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education

Department/Unit

Dept of English and Applied Linguistics

Document Type

Archival Material/Manuscript

Publication Date

2012

Abstract

In this study we illustrate how data sets, defined and set up independently in digital archive projects, can be linked to mutually enrich each other. The data linked are the digital tombstone archive ThakBong and the visionary use of the 1956 census by Chen and Fried1, published in 1968 as ‘The Distribution of Family Names in Taiwan’. We explain, through which assumptions the dimensions of the two data sets can be mapped, so that values missing in one set can be completed by the second or, estimated values can be replaced by more reliable values. Conflicting values in both set trigger hypotheses concerning the validity of the data sets.

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Disciplines

South and Southeast Asian Languages and Societies

Keywords

Names, Personal—Taiwan; Sepulchral monuments—Taiwan; Data sets

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