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Data Analytics Practice Opportunity 2022/23

Data Analytics Practice Opportunity 2022/23

Organizing Party: Research Support and Digital Initiatives, CUHK Library


Presentation Session (14 Feb 2023): Details and Registration



The Data Analytics Practice Opportunity is organised by the Chinese University of Hong Kong Library. This event aims to:

  1. encourage reuse of data
  2. support the exploration of data and metadata from university and library collections
  3. encourage inter-disciplinary exploration
  4. provide students with opportunities to develop data analytics projects with real data
  5. promote data mining and visualization



Participants will develop codes to analyse data and tell stories with the CUHK and the CUHK Library resources. The codes should be adaptive to other datasets in the future as far as possible. The codes developed will be installed to the Library’s Digital Scholarship Tools platform ( when the project is completed. A webpage and poster about the project will be created. Participants will also present the project at a sharing session.


Students participating in the Practice Opportunity will develop:

  1. visualisation codes
  2. project webpage
  3. project poster
  4. presentation of the project



  1. Data in the CUHK Digital Repository
  2. Metadata in the CUHK Library Archival Collections
  3. Data in the CUHK Research Data Repository


Sample data:

Name of collection/data Sample research questions
1. Biographical Relationship of Writers or Artists in Hong Kong The stylometry analysis of Hong Kong writers/artists with reference to the interpersonal relationship
2. 天文臺 Storytelling on Hong Kong between 1950 and 1985 using intertextuality detection algorithm
3. Cantonese Chanting in Hong Kong Exploring the pitch-text relationship in poems using natural language processing
4. 走馬樓三國吳簡.嘉禾吏民田家莂資料庫 Reviewing the economic development in the Three Kingdoms of Eastern Han Dynasty using digital ethnography
5. Buddhism Data (高峯和尚禪要 ; 攝大乘義章) Exporting text mining/visualization in Buddhism data.
6. The Hongkong News Tracing the topics concerned by the society from 1942 to 1945 in Hong Kong using topic modeling with statistical analysis
7. Chinese Medicine Texts Collection Connection and Disconnection of ingredients through the lens of network diagram
8. Metadata from the CUHK Library Archival Collections Interaction between collections in the subject: Chinese literature – China – Hong Kong using network analysis
9. The Chinese Student Weekly (中國學生周報) N-gram and name-entity recognition in The Chinese Student Weekly and tracing a knowledge graph
10. Millipede Genomes Genomes assembly of the millipede genomes
11. COVID-related data Acceptance of vaccine and containment measures in Hong Kong during the COVID-19 period
12. Mask-related data The intervention of mask
13. Medicine- and health-related data Reviewing the health-related data deposited in the CUHK Research Data Repository



All full-time undergraduate and postgraduate* students at CUHK
Number of members in each team: 1–3
Applicants will be invited for selection interview
Number of successful team: 3

* Postgraduate students under Postgraduate Studentship have to seek approval from your own department when you are given an offer.


Selection criteria

  1. Knowledge on data analytics
  2. Skills and experience to develop codes
  3. Subject knowledge
  4. Ideas on reusing University and Library resources to develop a project



Around $8,000 per team


Application process

Complete the application form at (Library Job Application Reference: SH20220830DI) and upload the following documents:

  1. CV
  2. Copy of transcripts
  3. 100-word statement of purpose with a proposed project topic (for the team*)

*For team application, each team member has to submit the online application form separately. Please state under “supplementary information” the name(s) of your teammate.



2–23 Sep 2022 Application Period
27/28 Sep 2022 postponed to the first week of October Interview of candidates
30 Sep 2022 Announcement of successful applicants
3 Oct 2022 Briefing session
Oct 2022–Feb 2023 Development of projects
Feb 2023 Completion of projects, codes, websites, and posters
17 Feb 2023 14 Feb 2023 Presentation of projects


Sample project webpages


Data Analytics Practice Opportunity 2021/22

Projects Completed:

Presentation Recording





Intellectual Property

According to the University policy, participants are required to assign to the University the intellectual property of the project outcome. Participants are authorised to use the original source files provided by the organiser only for the Data Analytics Practice Opportunity. They are not allowed to use them for other purposes without the authorisation of the organiser.Save

Participants must ensure that the codes developed and project output in the Data Analytics Practice Opportunity are original by the participants or legally authorized by the owner of the intellectual property rights. If any third party raises allegations of infringement of intellectual property rights or the legal irregularities, the participants assume all legal responsibility.



For any enquiries, please email the organizer at