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The Nan Tien Institute (NTI) Buddhist Text Reader (NTI Reader) is a free, open source project for use in reading and analyzing Chinese Buddhist texts. For more a more detailed description of the NTI Reader, see the page Description of the NTI Reader.
The goals the project are
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The linguistic artifacts for the NTI Reader are kept in the NTI Buddhist Text Reader public GitHub project. The dictionary and software can be used for other, non-Buddhist texts as well. The non-Buddhist corpus content has been separated into the http://chinesenotes.com sibling web site and related GitHub project.
The NTI Reader was build by the NTI Reader project contributors as a series of experiments beginning in 2013 for the purposes of self education, as a tool to help in Buddhist study and Fo Guang Shan translation activities, and for anybody in general.