4.1266 Conf: TACT (Text Analysis SW) Workshop (1/64)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Mon, 22 Apr 91 22:03:50 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 4, No. 1266. Monday, 22 Apr 1991.

Date: Mon, 22 Apr 1991 10:27:02 -0400
From: mccarty@epas.utoronto.ca (Willard McCarty)
Subject: TACT Workshop

Workshop on
TACT and the Computer-assisted Analysis of Text

Saturday 11 May 1991

Computer-assisted textual analysis is a young but highly
promising set of techniques for literary and linguistic research.
This one-day workshop provides an introduction to these
techniques by focussing specifically on TACT, a locally developed
program for the analysis of texts in many languages and
alphabets. TACT is highly regarded by researchers world-wide and
is in the opinion of many the best of its kind. During the
workshop, experienced users will demonstrate its range of
applications, and participants will be given hands-on experience
with preparing texts for TACT. At the conclusion of the
workshop, future directions for the development of the program
will be discussed. Suggestions and constructive criticisms from
the audience will be welcome. Copies of TACT will be available
to all registrants for a small distribution fee ($20 instead of
the normal $30).


Morning: (9:30 to noon, Room 205, Library & Information Science,
140 St. George St.)
Scholarly Uses of TACT
9:30 K. Steele: Using the explicit structures of
Shakespeare's plays
10:00 W. McCarty: Finding implicit patterns in Ovid's
(Coffee break 10:30)
TACT in the Classroom
11:00 R. Wooldridge: A CALL application in vocabulary and
Electronic text preparation
11:30 J. Bradley

Afternoon (1:30 to 4:30, IBM lab, CCH, Robarts Library)
Practical Session (Refreshments available between 2:30 and
1:30 J. Bradley: An introduction to TACT
2:30 Hands-on: marking and indexing a text; exploring the
3:45 TACT directions and participants' comments

There is no registration fee, but the workshop is limited to 20
registrants. Further details may be obtained from the CCH: E-
mail: cch@vm.epas.utoronto.ca; Fax: 416-978-6519; Telephone: as

Registration form -- to be sent or taken in by 8 May



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