PAKDD2017

The Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

May 23-26, 2017, Jeju, South Korea

Photograph courtesy of Jeju Tourism Organization

About Jeju Island

(excerpted from Wikipedia )

Jejudo (also known as Jeju Island) is the largest island off the coast of the Korean Peninsula, and the main island of Jeju Province of South Korea. The island lies in the Korea Strait, southwest of South Jeolla Province. The island contains the natural World Heritage Site Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes. Jejudo has a temperate climate; even in winter, the temperature rarely falls below 0 °C (32 °F).

Island of no three kinds , and many three kinds This means it was originally labeled the island of triple abundance: Wind, stones, and women, and then added to its reputation the fact it does not have: beggars, thieves, or locked gates. Before the Japanese annexation in 1910, the island was usually known as Quelpart to Europeans. The name apparently came from the first European ship to spot the island, the Dutch Quelpaert, which sighted it after being blown off course on its way to the Dutch trading base in Nagasaki, Japan, from Taiwan (then the Dutch colony of Formosa).

"According to Korean records, a fleet of seventy pirate craft attacked Quelpart Island and adjacent parts of the Korean peninsula in 1555." When Korea was annexed by Japan in 1910, Jeju then became known as Saishū, which is the Japanese reading of the hanja for Jeju. Before 2000, when the Seoul government established the official Revised Romanization of Korean, Jejudo was spelled Cheju-do. Almost all written references to the island before that use that spelling.

Link to Wikipedia about Jeju Island


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