11.0048 conference & 2 workshops

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Tue, 20 May 1997 21:18:55 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 48.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: "J. Trant" <jtrant@archimuse.com> (36)

[2] From: "Fiona J. Tweedie" <fiona@stats.gla.ac.uk> (55)
Subject: CFR: Computing Workshop, Glasgow, UK. Sept '97.

[3] From: Ramesh Krishnamurthy (111)
Subject: Computers and Text, a practical course

Date: Tue, 20 May 1997 00:07:36 +0100
From: "J. Trant" <jtrant@archimuse.com>

Archives & Museum Informatics, Europe



in partnership with

le Mus=E9e du Louvre

The Fourth International Conference on Hypermedia and
Interactivity in Museums will be held

1-5 September 1997

at Le Musee du Louvre, Paris, France.

Two days of pre-conference workshops and events are followed by
three days of presentations by over 60 experts from around the
world. Theme days feature Multimedia Publications, Geographic
Information and the World Wide Web. Three days of rotating
exhibits include dozens of demonstrations by developers of museum
projects and commercial firms active in museum computing and
cultural publication. Numerous opportunities will be provided for
social interaction.

The Preliminary Program and Registration details for ICHIM 97 are
available at:


See you there!

J. Trant jtrant@archimuse.com
Partner and Principal Consultant www.archimuse.com
Archives & Museums Informatics
5501 Walnut St., Suite 203 ph. + 1-412-683-9775
Pittsburgh, PA USA 15232-1455 fax + 1-412-683-7366

Date: Tue, 20 May 1997 17:57:23 +0100
From: "Fiona J. Tweedie" <fiona@stats.gla.ac.uk>
Subject: CFR: Computing Workshop, Glasgow, UK. Sept '97.


Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute
Department of Statistics =20
University of Glasgow, UK
11, 12 September 1997

Announcement and Call for Registration

In recent years techniques from disciplines such as computer science,
articficial intelligence and statistics have found their way into the
pages of journals such as the Journal of Quantitative Linguistics,
Literary and Linguistic Computing and Computers and the
Humanities. While this influx may bring more advanced methods of
analysis to the fields of quantitative linguistics, stylometry and
stylistics, the demands upon researchers to understand and use these
new techniques are great. Familiarity with the appropriate software
and the ear of a sympathetic expert are pre-requisites without which
the technique may seem out of reach to the average researcher. The
Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute and the
Department of Statistics of the University of Glasgow are hence
supporting this practical workshop in Computationally-Intensive
Methods in Quantitative Linguistics.

The workshop is designed to introduce the participants to four such
techniques in a practical environment. Each half-day session will be
divided into an introductory session in a lecture theatre and a longer
period spent working with software and practical examples. All of the
speakers have published papers using the analyses they will present
and their aim in this workshop is to enable the participants to return
to their home institutions able to carry out these techniques in the
course of their own research.

The sessions and speakers are as follows:

Deconstructing texts with electronic dice: Monte Carlo methods in
lexical statistics.
Harald Baayen; Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen,
The Netherlands.

Fitting probability distributions to linguistic data. Deductive and
explorative methods in synergetic linguistics.
Reinhard Koehler; University of Trier, Germany.

Evolutionary Computing and Text Categorization.
Richard Forsyth; University of the West of England, Bristol,=20
United Kingdom.

Neural Nets, Principal Component Analysis, Marlowe and Shakespeare.
Thomas Merriam; United Kingdom.

The workshop will be held in the Boyd Orr Building of the University
of Glasgow, commencing on Wednesday 10 September with a reception in
the Hunterian Art Gallery. The four workshop sessions will take place
on Thursday 11 September and Friday 12 September. There will also be a
half day to Loch Lomond and the Glen Goyne whisky distillery on the
morning of Saturday 13 September.

Accommodation has been arranged in university accommodation with some
en suite facilities. Tea and coffee, lunches and evening meals on 11
and 12 September are included in the registration fee. The
registration fee is GBP150.00 and GBP100.00 for students.

For more information about the workshop and to register, please
consult the web site at http://www.stats.gla.ac.uk/~cimql, or send
email to the conference organisers at cimql@stats.gla.ac.uk.

Date: Tue, 20 May 1997 21:10:46 +0100
From: Ramesh Krishnamurthy <ramesh@cobuild.collins.co.uk>
Subject: Computers and Text, a practical course

Dear Colleague,

Over the past few years, many colleagues have commented that they
would like to use computational techniques in their own research and
teaching, or would like to encourage their students to do so, but that
they lack some of the basic knowledge and skills. This is true for
colleagues in various fields of study, such as language, literature,
culture, and history.

In order to assist such colleagues, a group of us are arranging
`Computers and Text', a practical course in using computers for
language analysis, which will take place in Debrecen, Hungary from
4th-10th September 1997.

We hope that the Course will enable colleagues to get a better idea of
the benefits that computer-based methods can offer them in their work
and study.

Although the focus of this course will be on the English language,
most of the principles and techniques involved are broadly applicable
to other languages, for many of which corpora and computer tools
already exist or are currently being developed. We will certainly be
willing to advise and assist people working on other languages.

As we are a self-funding course, we would appreciate anything you can
do to publicize this event. Please copy this email to your colleagues
and relevant departments in your institution, or to any newsletters,
bulletins, or journals you contribute to or subscribe to. Or print out
the email and pin it up on your noticeboards.

Thanks in advance for your support.

Best wishes. =20

Ramesh Krishnamurthy, COBUILD, University of Birmingham.




Associated with the ESSE/4 Conference, organized by the European
Society for the Study of English. (For further information about the
ESSE/4 Conference, visit the home page of ESSE:

This is the second course of this type to be held in Debrecen (the
first was in 1995). The planned course components include hands-on
classes in the computer room as well as the sessions listed below.

Further sessions may be added.


1. Available corpora and tools, corpus creation, lexical analysis,

2. String handling, text retrieval (collocations, etc), and basic

3. Working with Concordancers

4. Lexicographic model building


1. History of corpora, and corpus design considerations

2. Lexis as a linguistic level: paradigms and syntagms

3. The relationship between Corpora and Dictionaries

4. Usage prototypes: collocation and syntactic patterns


1. `Enthusiasm' and `Condescension' - contrasting Historical (17-18th
Century) and Modern corpora

2. The Individual in Time and Space - how everyday words such as `over'
and `above' are used

3. Extremes of exploitation - `Finnegan's Wake' and the OED

4. Cognitive prototypes - what Speakers do and what Hearers believe

REGISTRATION: Fill in the pre-registration form electronically at
http://www.flc.klte.hu/Course if you can. Otherwise, fill in the
Registration form at the end of this announcement, and post it to the
Course Organizer. Applications must be received by 30th June 1997,
otherwise late registration fees will apply. Once your Registration
form has been received, a booking confirmation will be issued to you
within 5 working days by e-mail, or 21 working days by post, if you
have not given us an e-mail address.

6 Extra Practical Classes are available, at a fee of UK Pounds 50, or
US $ 80, per person. If you wish to join these classes, please fill in
the relevant section on the Registration form below.

TIMETABLE: As the Course timetable depends partly on the ESSE/4
Conference timetable, details will be issued after the Conference
timetable is published.=20

IMPORTANT: If you are taking part in any of the ESSE/4 Conference
events, please tell us which events in the relevant section of the
Registration form below, and we will try to organize the Course
program to avoid clashes with your ESSE/4 commitments.

COURSE ORGANIZER: Ferenc Rovny, CLTDC, Foreign Language Centre, Lajos
Kossuth University, Debrecen, Hungary - 4010, P.O. Box 41=
Email: rovnyf@tigris.klte.hu
=09=09 Website: http://www.flc.klte.hu/Course

DEBRECEN INFORMATION: for travel, accommodation, food, etc, see:
a) pp 79-80 of the European English Messenger, Volume V/2, Autumn 1996
b) the ESSE homepage: http://www.unil.ch/angl/docs/esse



1. YES, I want to take part in the `Computers and Text' Course
described above from 4th-10th September 1997, in Debrecen, Hungary.

REGISTRATION FEE: US$ 260, UK pounds 160 (before 30th June 1997)

LATE REGISTRATION FEE: US$ 325, UK pounds 200 (after 30th June 1997)

2. I understand that it is a pre-condition to register with the ESSE/4
Conference as well.
(Fill in BLOCK LETTERS, please, and send to the COURSE ORGANIZER:
Ferenc Rovny, CLTDC, Foreign Language Centre, Lajos Kossuth
University, Debrecen, Hungary - 4010, P.O. Box 41.)

Title (Prof/Dr/Mrs/Mr/Miss/Ms):



First name:


Country: =20

Zip code:




EXTRA PRACTICAL CLASSES: (Delete 1. or 2. as appropriate)

1. YES, I wish to join the 6 extra practical classes at an additional fee =
UK Pounds 50 or US $ 80.

2. NO, I do not wish to join the 6 extra practical classes.

ESSE/4 CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION: I will be taking part in the
following lecture(s), seminar(s) and roundtable(s):