9.157 queries many & interesting

Humanist (mccarty@phoenix.Princeton.EDU)
Fri, 15 Sep 1995 18:41:56 -0400 (EDT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 9, No. 157.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)

[1] From: ATLHMV@puknet.puk.ac.za (13)
Subject: Query: CAT in literary theory

[2] From: Marta Steele (15)
Subject: article

[3] From: maurizio lana <lana@cisi.unito.it> (6)
Subject: PHI address, phone. etc (Q)

[4] From: Moti Cohen <moti@lion.cs.qc.edu> (8)
Subject: OCR Program

[5] From: "John S. Gordon" <jsgor@conncoll.edu> (12)
Subject: Humanist query

Date: Fri, 15 Sep 95 11:25
From: ATLHMV@puknet.puk.ac.za
Subject: Query: CAT in literary theory

Dear Fellow-Humanists

Is anybody out there working on computer assisted training in literary
theory? We are trying to build-up such a training programme/course to
teach some of the basic concepts and would like to discuss mutual
problems, like, e.g. which platform is best for developing such a beast?
Summit, Quest, StorySpace, IconAuthor are some of the authoring
programmes we know of, but most of the work thus far has been done in
Visual Basic (which takes a lot of time).

Or are there any lists dedicated to this kind of discussion?

Plse eMail me personally

Many thanks

Hein Viljoen Department of Linguistics and Literary Theory,
Potchefstroom University for CHE, Potchefstroom, 2520 South Africa
tel 27-148-299-1501 fax 27-148-299-1562 email atlhmv@puknet.puk.ac.za

[Editor's intrusive note: please also e-mail your replies to Humanist.]

Date: Fri, 15 Sep 1995 08:37:55 EST
From: Marta Steele <Marta_Steele@pupress.princeton.edu>
Subject: article

About middle of last year, I came across a wonderful article
analyzing the genre of the book review and posing some fascinating
and criticle questions about it - criticizing the critics, among
other things and assessing what this genre should strive for ideally.
Well, I looked for my copy of it the other day and couldn't find it,
so explored my Bryn Mawr Classical Review archives, where I thought
it was, and couldn't find it there or among other archives (classics
and latin-l discussion lists). I'm wondering whether anyone on
Humanist came across this same article last year and if so whether
you could direct me back to the actual source.

This is more internet than computer/humanities related, but I'd
appreciate any leads and thank you in advance.

Marta Steele
Princeton University Press
(41 William St.
Princeton, NJ 08540)

Date: Fri, 15 Sep 1995 14:49:10 +0100
From: maurizio lana <lana@cisi.unito.it>
Subject: PHI address, phone. etc (Q)

Does anyone know which are the fax numbr and email address for PHI?

Many thanks.

Maurizio Lana - lana@cisi.unito.it - fax 39 (11) 899 1648
CISI, Universita'di Torino - Via S. Ottavio 20, 10124 Torino - Italy
Editor of "Arachnion. A Journal of Ancient Literature and History on the
Web" (http://www.cisi.unito.it/arachne/arachne.html)

Date: Fri, 15 Sep 1995 07:49:11 -0400
From: Willard McCarty, on behalf of Moti Cohen <moti@lion.cs.qc.edu>
Subject: OCR Program

I have recently been asked about the state of optical character recognition
(OCR) technology for Hebrew. I know that Cuneiform, though non-trainable, is
highly regarded for Cyrillic, and that OmniPage Pro seems to be regarded as
the best overall. Earlier this year I tried out Xerox's TextBridge and found
it seriously underpowered for academic, multilingual OCR, and even less than
satisfactory in the particular area for which it claims distinction, i.e.
preserving the format of the scanned document, including pictures.

I would appreciate all leads and comments.


Date: Fri, 15 Sep 1995 14:18:18 -0400 (EDT)
From: "John S. Gordon" <jsgor@conncoll.edu>
Subject: Humanist query

I am looking for the source of the following passage, quoted in
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "Through the Magic Door," in which George
Meredith describes the effect of reading Carlyle:

His favourite author was one writing on heroes in a style
resembling either early architecture or utter dilapidation, so loose and
rough it seemed. A wind-in-the-orchard style that tumbled down here and
there an appreciable fruit with uncouth bluster, sentences without
commencements running to abrupt endings and smoke, like waves against a
sea-wall, learned dictionary words giving a hand to street slang, and
accents falling on them haphazard, like slant rays from driving clouds;
all the pages in a breeze, the whole book producing a kind of electical
agitation in the mind and joints.