4.0769 CILS Newsletter (1/73)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Tue, 27 Nov 90 19:25:04 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 4, No. 0769. Tuesday, 27 Nov 1990.

Date: Mon, 19 Nov 90 17:39:14 -0600
From: "NANCY M. IDE (914) 437 5988" <IDE@VASSAR>
Subject: CILS Newsletter

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Vol. 1, No. 7 November 19, 1990

Upcoming events:

11/19 16:00 JRL S-126 Workshop Jay Atlas, Pomona College
12/3 11:00 tba Lecture Brian Slator, Northwestern
12/7 14:00 Psy G110 Workshop Susan Goldin-Meadow and
Howard C. Nusbaum, Psychology
12/7 15:00 Ry 276 Lecture Scott Deerwester, CILS
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4:00 p.m. Workshop
JRL S-126 The Pragmatics of Language
Jay Atlas, Dept. of Philosophy, Pomona College
"Ambiguity and the Generality of Sense"

For more information, please contact Jerrold Sadock, Dept. of
Linguistics (2-8524) or Josef Stern, Dept. of Philosophy (2-8594).

The next talk will be Monday, December 3. Stephen Neale, Dept. of
Philosophy, Berkeley, will speak on "'And' and '&' and 'But.'"
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11:00 Guest Lecture
Brian Slator, Institute for Learning Sciences
Northwestern University

Location, title and abstract to be anounced.
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2:00 p.m. Workshop
Psy G110 Speech Science
Susan Goldin-Meadow and Howard C. Nusbaum
Department of Psychology
"Cognitive Issues and Concept Acquisition"

For further information, please contact Howard Nusbaum, Department of
Psychology, Beecher 408, 702-6468, hcn1@midway.


3:00 p.m. Lecture
Ry 276 Scott Deerwester, CILS

The TIRA Textual Object Management System

Text, as represented in a computer, is a flat sequence of bytes. It
is useful, however, to think of text as being composed of higher level
objects than bytes, and to be able to write computer programs that
operate on these objects, as well as on collections of objects. The
purpose of the Textual Object Management System (TOMS) is to implement
an abstraction of text as a structure populated by such objects. In
this talk I discuss the abstraction presented by the TOMS, from the
point of view of both a client and a textual database designer.
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