Dr. Ching-Chun Hsieh joined the Institute of Information Science as a Research Fellow in the summer of 1983. From 1984 to 1990, he was appointed as the Director of the Computing Center of Academia Sinica. In these years, he established the computing facilities and the campus network for Academia Sinica, and developed the Chinese language full-text processing capability for Sinology Studies, such as the 25 Dynasty Full-Text Database.
Dr. Hsieh has extensive experience of consulting at many govermental organizations. At present, he is a part-time researcher at the Science and Technology Advisory Group of the Executive Yuan. And, he is holding a adjoin professor at the Department of Library and Information Science of the National Taiwan University.
Dr. Hsieh also has actively participated the ISO/IEC JTC1/SC18/WG8 affairs since 1988. In this working group, he helps the ISO/IEC to develop document processing standards which include the Chinese language capability. One of his early contribution to develop standard is the design of the Chinese Character Code for Information Interchange (abbr. CCCII) in 1980. The code, after a selection of a proper subset of its original character set and re-namedd as the East Asian Character Code (EACC), was adopted as the U.S. National Standard for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean processing in 1989. At present, all the East Asian Libraries of U.S. and major University Libraries in Taiwan are using EACC/CCCII.
Now, Dr. Hsieh is in charge of the Document Processing Laboratory of the Institute of Information Science. In this lab, there are several projects going on which include : a project to develiop a new Hypertext Retrival System for ancient Chinese document, a project on the auto-classification of Chinese text, and a project to develop a Skeleton database for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese Kanji (Chinese characters).