9.291 call, conference, workshop, subscription

Humanist (mccarty@phoenix.Princeton.EDU)
Mon, 13 Nov 1995 18:48:02 -0500 (EST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 9, No. 291.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)

[1] From: Eric Johnson <johnsone@jupiter.dsu.edu> (71)
Subject: Call for Papers: Programming for the Humanities

[2] From: Nancy Ide <ide@univ-aix.fr> (22)
Subject: Fifth International World Wide Web Conference

[3] From: bateman@darmstadt.gmd.de (35)
Subject: workshop on Discourse Functions and Representation

[4] From: luakt@iscs.nus.sg (96)
Subject: Subscription to Electronic Journal

Date: Mon, 13 Nov 1995 10:22:03 -0600 (CST)
From: Eric Johnson <johnsone@jupiter.dsu.edu>
Subject: Call for Papers: Programming for the Humanities


Special Issue of _Computers and the Humanities_


Computer Programming for the Humanities

Guest Editor

Eric Johnson <JohnsonE@columbia.dsu.edu>

TOPICS: Submissions of articles are invited that focus on any
aspect of computer programming for the humanities -- including
articles on topics such as the following:

Programming methodologies and software design principles
used to create computer programs in the humanities;

In particular, description of facets of humanities
programming which distinguish it from other kinds of

An overview (or projection of the future) of programming for
the humanities using

C and C++
other computer languages

Descriptions of actual programming experiences (recently
finished or in progress) which raise significant questions
and problems.

Description of a specific programming application (or a type
of application) for the humanities -- including the visual
arts, drama, history, and music as well as literature and

In addition to technical papers, general discussion or opinion
papers are invited on topics that grapple with questions such as
the following:

Do humanists who create computer programs do so in ways
different from computer scientists? Do they more (or less)
readily grasp an overview of a computing problem and see the
general framework of a solution? Do they write computer
code differently? Do they prefer particular computer

Occasionally those with humanities educations and solid
academic positions in the humanities assume positions
normally held only by those with degrees in computer
science. How is that possible? Do those with educations in
computer science ever assume positions in the humanities?

LENGTH: Articles of any length will be considered. It is
expected that articles will range from 2,500 to 12,000 words --
except for opinion articles or overview articles which might be

FORMAT: Submissions should begin with the following information:

Title of paper
Name of author(s)
Affiliation of author(s) including email address
List of up to 10 key words
Abstract of article

followed by the text of the paper with a blank line between

All notes should be collected at the end of the paper under the
heading of "Notes." A section titled "References" or "Works
Cited" (if needed) is the last part of the paper.

SUBMISSION: All submissions should be via electronic media --
email and FTP are strongly encouraged. Articles that can be
saved as ASCII files (with line breaks and lines no longer than
80 characters) should be sent via email to the guest editor, Eric
Johnson, at


The guest editor should be contacted via email at the above
address about arrangements to transmit articles containing
special characters or graphics that cannot be saved as ASCII

DEADLINE: February 1, 1996

Writers are encouraged to contact the guest editor to ask
questions or to express interest in contributing to the special
issue prior to emailing submissions.

Date: Mon, 13 Nov 1995 16:23:29 +0000
From: Nancy Ide <ide@univ-aix.fr>
Subject: Fifth International World Wide Web Conference

>Fifth International World Wide Web Conference
>May 6-11, 1996 - Paris, France
>Organized by INRIA in cooperation with ERCIM and the WWW Consortium.
> ** Connect to the new server http://www5conf.inria.fr **
> ** for regularly updated information on the Conference **
>The Fifth International World Wide Web Conference aims to bring together
>users, developers and researchers working with the World Wide Web.
>The conference will provide participants with the opportunity to come
>together and share the current knowledge and research about technology,
>tools and applications.
>An exhibition will demonstrate the latest achievements in products,
>services and applications on the World Wide Web.
>We sollicit PAPERS and EXHIBITORS for the Conference. Use this opportunity
>to publish your results and pitch out your products related to the Web!
>You will find more information and guidelines on the www5conf.inria.fr server.

Date: Mon, 13 Nov 1995 11:35:55 -0500
From: bateman@darmstadt.gmd.de
Subject:workshop on Discourse Functions and Representation

First announcement of the workshop:

15th-16th December 1995

IPSI - Integrated Publication and Information Systems Institute
GMD - German National Research Center for Information Technology


The ESPRIT Basic Research Action DANDELION (Discourse Functions and
Discourse Representations: An Empirically and Linguistically Motivated
Interdisciplinarily-Oriented Approach to Natural Language Texts) will
be holding its final project workshop and review to mark the end of
the project.

DANDELION has developed theories of a number of phenomena in discourse
including coherence relations, information structuring, thematic
development, causal and contrastive connectives, aspect and text
structure, and discourse functions of NP types. In parallel, it has
produced and enhanced computational resources for the investigation
and development of discourse theories.

Presentations at the workshop will reflect the project's diversity and
its attempts to find syntheses of current theoretical positions.
Computational resources will be demonstrated.

For further information and for registering interest in attending the
workshop, please contact: either Ute Kischel (e-mail:
kischel@darmstadt.gmd.de, tel.: +49/6151-869-811; fax.:
+49/6151-869-818) or Klaas Jan Rondhuis (rondhuis@darmstadt.gmd.de).
Accomodation will be in local hotels near to the institute in
Darmstadt and should be organized by participants directly. A list of
available hotels, their locations, and prices will be faxed on

The detailed programme for the workshop will be circulated in the next
couple of weeks.

Date: Mon, 13 Nov 1995 12:05:00 -0500
From: luakt@iscs.nus.sg
Subject: Subscription to Electronic Journal




Paper titles for 1995

P95001 A Study on Corpus-based Classification of Chinese Words, Chao-Huang
Chang and Cheng-Der Chen

P95002 Planar Pattern Matching Algorithm and its Application to Handwritten
Chinese Character Recognition, Fang-Hsuan Cheng

P95003 On-line Chinese Character Recognition System, S Kwong, K F Man and L

P95004 THE HANZIX OPEN SYSTEM, Siu Chi Hsu, Kin Hong Lee, Chin Lu, Man Fai

P95005 Using Multiple Huffman Trees for Compressing Chinese Character Fonts,
S. Kwong, K.F. Man and S.H. Tong

Complete paper can be obtained from ftp://ftp.iscs.nus.sg/pub/commcolips or
Web site at http://www.iscs.nus.sg/~colips/commcolips

Problems: please inform editor-in-chief at luakt@iscs.nus.sg


About the journal

This journal publishes in both electronic form and hard copies. Its scope
includes all aspects related to Computer Processing of Chinese & Oriental
Languages, including, but not limited to:

- computer input and output of characters,
- typesetting and design of characters
- coding and compression of data
- voice input and output, analysis, recognition and
synthesis of speech
- man-computer communications
- language processing and text understanding,
- representation of knowledge and inferencing
- computational linguistics
- machine translation
- software and design of Chinese language computers,
database management and systems
- information retrieval, text handling
- question answering
- applications of theories, methods and techniques.
- www, Internet and other forms of electronic communications

Categories of paper published:

- research papers
- letters to editors, commentaries
- project reports, R&D news
- product news, software and hardware
- short notes

Languages: English, Chinese and other major oriental languages. At the
present moment, most papers are in English and Chinese.

Web Site : http://www.iscs.nus.sg/~colips/commcolips

Managing Editors

Editor-in-Chief : Kim-Teng Lua: FAX 65-7794580, e-mail luakt@iscs.nus.sg
Associate Editors: Kok-Wee Gan, FAX 852-23581477, e-mail gankw@cs.ust.hk

International Editorial Board

You Qi Cao (Academia Sinica, Beijing)
Chao-Huang Chang (Industrial Technology Research Inst., Hsinchu)
Hsin-Hsi Chen(National Taiwan University, Taipei)
Keh-Jiann Chen(Academia Sinica, Taipei)
Fang-Hsuan Cheng (Chung-Hua Polytechnic Institute, Hsinchu)
Zhendong Dong(Institute of Systems Science, Singapore)
Zhiwei Feng (Institute of Applied Linguistics, Beijing)
Aiping Fu (Chinese Academic of Social Sciences, Beijing)
Changning Huang(Tsinghua University, Beijing)
Chu-Ren Huang(Academia Sinica, Taipei)
Taiyi Huang (Institute of Automation, Beijing)
Xiaofeng Gu (Peking University, Beijing)
Hsi-Jian Lee(National Chiao Tung University, Taipei)
Chuan Lu(Henan Institute of Finance & Economics, Zhengzhou)
Shaoping Ma (Tsinghua University, Beijing)
Gee-Swee Poo(National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Keh-Yih Su (National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu)
Yong Cheng Wang (Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai)
Shiwen Yu (Peking University, Beijing)
Pu Zhang (Beijing University of Language and Culture, Beijing)
Xinzhong Zhang(Beijing Information Technology Institute, Beijing)
Yong-Kui Zhang (Shanxi University, Taiyuan)


Subscription is now open to all researchers, R&D personals, vendors and any
interested party free of charge. Abstract of papers and reports will be
posted to subscribers immediately when they are re available. The subscribers,
after reading the abstracts, may then decide if they want to extract the
full report.

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Comments and report of problems:
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