9.636 Simulation studies; LDC new release

Humanist (mccarty@phoenix.Princeton.EDU)
Tue, 19 Mar 1996 18:21:57 -0500 (EST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 9, No. 636.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: CSSSP CSEC E-List distrib (28)
Subject: Simulation & Science Studies - new email list started

[2] From: LDC Office <ldc@unagi1k.cis.upenn.edu> (44)
Subject: New Release from the LDC

Date: Thu, 14 Mar 1996 16:47:20 +0000 (GMT)
From: CSSSP CSEC E-List distrib <isb004@cent1.lancs.ac.uk>
Subject: Simulation & Science Studies - new email list started


Since the 1950s, various computer simulation techniques have become
increasingly important research tools across a wide range of natural (and
social) sciences. Software packages based on these techniques are also widely
used in more applied fields such as engineering, finance, or environmental
management, often in connection with computerised databases and
electronic data gathering devices.
We are trying to get in touch with other people working in the broad area of
Science Studies / ST&S / HPS, who are interested in the issues raised by
these modelling techniques, and who would like to join a special interest
email list. Our intention is that by having a relatively narrow focus to the
list, there will be a good chance of having lively debate of interest to most

The list will be useful for:
- exchange of ideas about computer simulation
- passing on details of books and articles.
- announcements of relevant conferences etc.

To join the list, please send email containing only the words:
subscribe simulist
to the address
(No subject line necessary)

Please pass on this message to anyone who may be interested.

Andy Baxter, Centre for Science Studies and Science Policy,
Lancaster University, U.K. (A.Baxter@lancaster.ac.uk)
Deborah Dowling, Department of History and Philosophy of Science,
University of Melbourne, Australia

Date: Tue, 19 Mar 1996 14:56:48 -0500
From: LDC Office <ldc@unagi1k.cis.upenn.edu>
Subject: New Release from the LDC

Announcing a NEW RELEASE from the


The Spanish News Corpus consists of journalistic text data from one
newspaper (El Norte, Mexico) and from the Spanish-language services
of three newswire sources: Agence France Presse, Associated Press
Worldstream, and Reuters. (The Reuters collection comprises two
distinct services: Reuters Spanish Language News Service and Reuters
Latin American Business Report.)

All text data are stored on one CD-ROM, in a standard compressed
form. The fours sets of newswire data (AFP, APWS, and two Reuters
services) are each organized as one data file per day of collection.
The period covered by these collections runs from December 1993 (for
APWS and Reuters) or May 1994 (APWS) through December 1995. (The El
Norte data, provided to us by INFOSEL Mexico, are arbitrarily grouped
into files of about 1 megabyte in size when uncompressed; date
information is not available for individual articles, but the general
period of the collection is 1993.)

The approximate amounts of data per source (when uncompressed) is
indicated below (in total megabytes and millions of words of text):

Source MB MW
AFP 345 44
APWS 253 33
REUSL 333 41
REULA 233 23
INFOSEL 209 31

The presentation of text data in these collections is modeled on the
TIPSTER corpus. Within each data file, SGML tagging is used (1) to
mark article boundaries, (2) to delimit the text portion within each
article, and (3) to label various pieces of information about the
article that are external to the text content (e.g. headlines,
bylines, and so on).

The copyright holders of this text have requested that it be made
available to LDC members only. Due to the release date this corpus is
available to 1995 and 1996 members. In order to obtain this corpus,
current LDC members must submit a signed User Agreement Form.

Inquiries about the corpus or requests for it, or information about
becoming members should be directed to ldc@unagi.cis.upenn.edu.

Further information about the LDC and its available corpora can be
accessed on the Linguistic Data Consortium WWW Home Page at URL
http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~ldc. Information is also available via ftp
at ftp.cis.upenn.edu under pub/ldc; for ftp access, please use
"anonymous" as your login name, and give your email address when asked
for password.