Wayne de Fremery is currently an associate professor in the School of Media, Arts, and Science at Sogang University in Seoul and Director of the Korea Text Initiative at the Cambridge Institute for the Study of Korea in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He also represents the Korean National Body at ISO as Convener of a working group on document description, processing languages, and semantic metadata (ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 WG 9). Wayne’s research integrates approaches from literary studies, bibliography, and design, as well as information science and artificial intelligence. Recent articles and book chapters by Wayne have appeared in the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (2021), Translation Review (2021), The Materiality of Reading (Aarhus University Press, 2020), A Companion to World Literature (Wiley-Blackwell, 2020), and Library Hi-Tech (2020). Wayne’s bibliographical study of Chindallaekkot (Azaleas), a canonical book of modern Korean poetry, appeared in 2014 from Somyŏng Publishing. In 2011, his book-length translation of poetry by Jeongrye Choi, Instances, appeared from Parlor Press. Some of his recent research projects have concerned the use of deep learning to improve Korean optical character recognition (funded by the National Library of Korea), for which he received a national citation of merit.
Paper Title: Deep Learning: On Copying, Continuity, and Efforts to Transcribe the Holdings of the National Library of [South] Korea (Panel 5, 5D)