7.0315 NEACH: Big Text Project S/W (1/42)

Sun, 28 Nov 1993 14:39:27 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 7, No. 0315. Sunday, 28 Nov 1993.

Date: Sat, 27 Nov 93 9:27:27 EST
From: Heyward Ehrlich <ehrlich@andromeda.rutgers.edu>
Subject: Dec 8 NEACH: George Vallasi

An Invitation from NEACH:

Northeast Association for Computers and the Humanities
[Please share this announcement but forgive any cross-listings]

NEACH invites you to hear George Vallasi, vice president of Chernow
Editorial Services, speaking on "Software for a Big Text Project: the
Columbia Encyclopedia" on Wednesday, December 8, 1993 at 1:30 p.m. in room
25B of the IBM Building, 590 Madison Avenue at 57th Street, New York City.

Mr. Vallasi will discuss the strengths and limitations of existing
software and the needs for writing new software for large text and
information management projects. Vice president of Chernow Editorial,
Vallasi co-edited the _Columbia Encyclopedia_ (5th ed., Houghton Mifflin
and Columbia), the Concise Columbia Encyclopedia_ (2nd ed.), _The Reader's
Adviser_ (13th ed., Bowker), and the _Encyclopedia of Artificial
Intelligence_ (Wiley). He is chair of the XyWrite SIG of New York. Chernow
Editorial Services is at 1133 Broadway, New York, N. Y. 10010.

Put the NEACH meeting schedule for 1993-1994 in your calendar:

Wed. Dec. 8 Software for a Big Text Project: Columbia Encyclopedia
George Vallasi, Chernow Editorial

Tentative 1994 dates: Jan. 11, Feb. 9, Mar. 8, Apr. 13, May 10

All NEACH meetings are free and open to the public. Reservations
are not required, but seating space may be limited. NEACH meetings
usually alternate between the second Tuesday and the second Wednesday of the
month from October to May. Visitors to the IBM Building must obtain a pass
at the entry desk on the ground floor: be sure to ask for "Humanities" or

NEACH is an affiliate of the ACH, the Association for Computers & the
Humanities. Separate NEACH and joint ACH/NEACH memberships for 1994 are
now available. For membership information, contact Nan Hahn, NEACH Treasurer,
Benjamin Databank, 322 Second Street, Dunellen, N. J. 08812, USA. Telephone:
(908) 752-5841. E-mail: 72066.644@compuserve.com .

Heyward Ehrlich, NEACH President
Department of English, Rutgers University, Newark, N. J 07102