4.0577 CHUM: Call for Papers (1/61)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Wed, 10 Oct 90 01:24:53 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 4, No. 0577. Wednesday, 10 Oct 1990.

Date: Sun, 7 Oct 90 22:21 EST
From: "NANCY M. IDE (914) 437 5988" <IDE@VASSAR>
Subject: CHUM Call for Papers

The journal of Computers and the Humanities
Special Issue
Common Methologies in Computational Linguistics and Humanities Computing

edited by

Nancy M. Ide and Donald E. Walker

Recently, panels and sessions at COLING, and conferences of the
Association for Computational Linguistics, the Association for Computers
and the Humanities, and the Association for Literary and Linguistic
Computing have addressed the increasing merging of methodologies in the
fields of computational linguistics and humanities computing.

On the one hand, computational linguists are devoting considerable
attention to statistical and other quantitative measures traditionally
used in humanities computing. Also, work with large text corpora, long
the central activity in humanities computing, is also becoming an
important area for computational linguistics. Computational linguists
are now beginning to consider texts, and even literary texts, as an
object of study and a rich source of information about the phenomena of
language and discourse.

On the other hand, humanists are turning to methods for morphological,
syntactic, and semantic analysis developed by computational linguists to
enhance their strategies for literary and linguistic studies.

A special issue of Computers and the Humanities will be devoted to
papers that describe work which falls at the intersection of the fields
of computational linguistics and humanities computing, either in
methodology or use of materials. Papers dealing with computational
lexicology and lexicography, corpora and corpus linguistics, statistical
models and methods for language and text analysis, and syntactic,
semantic, and content analytic methods are invited.

All papers should be submitted by May 1, 1991. The special issue is
expected to appear in late spring, 1992.

Papers and requests for information should be sent to:

Nancy M. Ide
Department of Computer Science
Box 520 Vassar College
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, USA
(+1 914) 437-5988
(+1 914) 437-7187 fax


Donald E. Walker
Bellcore, MRE 2A379
445 South Street, Box 1910
Morristown, NJ 07960-1910, USA
(+1 201) 829-4312
(+1 201) 455-1931 fax