NONWESTLIT is delighted to announce its collaboration with Morpho AI Solutions, a pioneering technology company providing Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software. The collaboration aims to leverage Morpho AI's cutting-edge product, Frog AI-OCR, renowned for achieving the highest accuracy results in analyzing nineteenth century Japanese texts in print.

The NONWESTLIT project is a groundbreaking comparative study of cultural reforms, linguistic renewal, and literary renaissance movements within three imperial traditions—Russia, Turkey, and Japan. These nations, positioned between the East-West divide, share a common historical experience of navigating modernization and westernization processes. Despite their vast cultural diversity, NONWESTLIT argues that these three empires developed a shared intellectual vocabulary and narrative models.

To accomplish its ambitious research goals, the NONWESTLIT project requires advanced text analysis capabilities, particularly for analyzing Japanese print texts from the nineteenth century. This era witnessed significant cultural and literary transformations, making it a crucial focus for the project. Enter Morpho AI Solutions, a company at the forefront of OCR technology. Their OCR program, Frog AI-OCR, has been recognized for its unparalleled accuracy in processing and extracting information from historical Japanese texts.

By collaborating with Morpho AI Solutions and utilizing Frog AI-OCR, the NONWESTLIT project aims to overcome the challenges posed by deciphering complex, historical Japanese texts. Frog AI-OCR's remarkable accuracy in accurately transcribing and analyzing these documents is set to revolutionize the project's research capabilities. This collaboration represents a significant step forward in digital humanities research and paves the way for enhanced understanding of 19th century literary and intellectual history in Japan.