10.0574 divers announcements

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Thu, 9 Jan 1997 13:39:09 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 574.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: Mike Fraser <mike.fraser@computing- (2)
Subject: CTI Workshop: Strategies for Studying Textual Sources

[2] From: Seth Katz <seth@bradley.bradley.edu> (31)
Subject: Re: 10.0557 CHum 30.3

[3] From: "Michael S. Hart" <hart@prairienet.org> (203)
Subject: January Project Gutenberg Newsletter

[4] From: LDC Office <ldc@unagi.cis.upenn.edu> (42)
Subject: European Language Newspaper text


Date: Wed, 8 Jan 1997 18:58:52
From: Mike Fraser <mike.fraser@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>
Subject: CTI Workshop: Strategies for Studying Textual Sources

Strategies for Studying Textual Sources
Date: 7th February 1997
Location: Oxford University Computing Services
Organised by: CTI Textual Studies and CTI Centre for History

Full details including the provisional timetable are available at

This workshop, run in association with the CTI Centre for
History, Archaeology & Art History, will explore a variety of approaches
to textual sources. Included will be discussion and demonstrations of
locating and encoding electronic texts, text searching and analysis. The
workshop is aimed at both historians and literary scholars who are
interested in manipulating texts for research and teaching

Booking a Place
The workshop fee is thirty-five pounds (make cheques payable to 'Oxford
University Computing Services'). Places on the workshop are strictly
limited so advanced booking is advisable.



[ ] Strategies for Studying Textual Sources
Date: 7th February 1997
Venue: Computing Services, 13 Banbury Road, Oxford.
Cost: Thirty-Five Pounds (lunch not included)














"Oxford University Computing Services".



Mari Gill
Administrative Assistant
Humanities Computing Unit, OUCS
13 Banbury Road
Oxford OX2 6NN

Tel: 01865 273 221 Fax: 01865 273 275
Email: mari.gill@oucs.ox.ac.uk

Date: Tue, 7 Jan 1997 20:18:42 -0600 (CST)
From: Seth Katz <seth@bradley.bradley.edu>
Subject: Re: 10.0557 CHum 30.3

I apologize for self-advertising, but:

While we're announcing new issues of _CHum_, I wish humbly to note the
publication of _CHum_ 30.2 (which I guest-edited), a special issue on
Computers and Teaching Literature. The contents are as follows:

Seth R. Katz, "Computers and Teaching Literature: Introduction"

Peter Havholm and Larry Stewart, "Computer Modeling and Critical

Charles T. Davis, III, "Computerizing Biblical Literature"

Jonathan Smith, "What's all this Hype about Hypertext?: Teaching
Literature with George P. Landow's _The Dickens Web_"

John K. Boaz and Mildred M. Boaz, "T. S. Eliot on a CD-ROM: A
Narrative of the Production of a CD"

Seth R. Katz, "Current Uses of Hypertext in Teaching Literature"

Susan-Marie Birkenstock, "Performance Scripting in Cyberspace"

Marguerite Jamieson, Rebecca Kajs, and Anne Agee, "Computer-Assisted
Techniques to Enhance Transformative Learning in First-Year
Literature Courses"

Jon Mills and Balasubramanyam Chandramohan, "Literary Studies: A
Computer-Assisted Methodology"

Eric Johnson, "Professor-Created Computer Programs for Student

Rosanne G. Potter, "What Computers Are Good for in the Literature

Seth R. Katz, Assistant Professor Fax: (309) 677-2330
Department of English Phone: (309) 677-2479
Bradley University seth@bradley.bradley.edu
1501 W. Bradley http://bradley.bradley.edu/~seth/
Peoria, IL 61625

Date: Wed, 8 Jan 1997 16:01:08 -0500
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Subject: January Project Gutenberg Newsletter

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Dec 1996 A Young Girl's Diary, and Letter of Sigmund Freud [ygdsfxxx.xxx] 752
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Dec 1996 The High History of the Holy Graal, Author Unknown[hhohgxxx.xxx] 750
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Dec 1996 Thoughts on Man, His Nature, etc, by Wm Godwin [tmnwgxxx.xxx] 743
Dec 1996 Editorials from the Hearst Newspapers by Brisbane [ehnabxxx.xxx] 742
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Dec 1996 The Puzzle of Dickens's Last Plot by Andrew Lang#5[pldlpxxx.xxx] 738
Dec 1996 The Bobbsey Twins at School, by Laura Lee Hope #2?[tbtasxxx.xxx] 737

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Jan 1997 Hermione's Group of Thinkers, by Don Marquis DM#4 [hlgstxxx.xxx] 776
Jan 1997 When the Sleeper Wakes, by H.G. Wells [Wells #7] [wtslwxxx.xxx] 775
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Date: Wed, 8 Jan 1997 13:56:13 -0500
From: LDC Office <ldc@unagi.cis.upenn.edu>

Announcing a NEW RELEASE from the

European Language Newspaper Text

The Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) announces the availability of a
European language text corpus. This corpus includes roughly 100
million words of French, 90 million words of German and 15 million
words of Portuguese.

The European Language Newspaper Text corpus is composed of news text
that has been marked using SGML. The text is taken from the
following sources:

1) Approximately 60 million words of text in French and German have
been made available from the Associated Press (AP) World Stream. AP
World Stream is a compilation of AP news reports produced in 86
bureaus in 68 countries.

The Associated Press Worldstream newswire service provides articles in
six languages, interleaved on a single data stream. The data is
collected via an Associated Press installed telephone line at the

2) Approximately 110 million words of text in French, German and
Portuguese have been made available from Agence France Presse. Each
language was supplied in separate data streams collected via a Dateno
MKII satellite receiver and associated equipment at the LDC.

3) Approximately 20 million words of text in German have been made
available from Deutsche Presse Agentur. The text is collected via an
AP Datafeatures telephone line installed at the Linguistic Data

4) A smaller part of the corpus comes from Le Monde newspaper. The Le
Monde data covers about 65 million words of French. It is quite
distinct from the AP and AFP materials in its markup approach, because
it has been prepared in compliance with the conventions of the Text
Encoding Initiative (TEI), rather than having been based on the model
of the TIPSTER collections, which were originally developed prior to
the establishment of the TEI conventions.

Because of restrictions imposed by the copyright holders of much of
the news text, this corpus is available to 1995 and 1996 LDC members
only. Members who wish to receive this corpus must sign the European
Language News Corpus User agreement. This agreement is available on
the Linguistic Data Consortium WWW Home Page at URL

If you would like to order a copy of this corpus, please email your
request to ldc@unagi.cis.upenn.edu. If you need additional information
before placing your order, or would like to inquire about membership
in the LDC, please send email or call (215) 898-0464.