China launched its first intelligent tool “Xunzi”, designed specifically for processing and searching ancient books, enabling ancient expressions to be understood and translated into modern Chinese.

Developed by researchers at the College of Information Management at Nanjing Agricultural University, the model can perform functions such as language understanding, poetry generation and automatic indexing. The model is available as an open source tool on the GitHub and ModelScope websites, according to the researchers.

The model is named after the renowned Chinese philosopher Xunzi, who lived during the Warring States Period (475 BC-221 BC), and his eponymous book is a compilation of his philosophical writings. The researchers said they hope to cultivate more interdisciplinary talents through intelligent study of ancient books and continue to inherit Chinese cultural heritage.

The language tool is also expected to provide convenience to ancient book readers and promote the creative development of traditional Chinese culture.


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