11.0594 announcements & a reply

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Thu, 19 Feb 1998 21:24:58 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 594.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (28)
Subject: PALC97 Proceedings

[2] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (41)
Subject: CHWP paper on Eye-Con Tact

[3] From: Fabio Ciotti <ciotti@axrma.uniroma1.it> (50)
Subject: Italian translation of TEI U5 and encoded Italian
texts available on the Web.

[4] From: Tatiana Barr <tb103@columbia.edu> (42)
From: Richard Bear <rbear@OREGON.UOREGON.EDU>
Subject: microforms: Re: digitizing microfilms (fwd)

Date: Thu, 19 Feb 1998 09:08:02 -0500 (EST)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: PALC97 Proceedings

From: "Rafal Uzar" <raffy@krysia.uni.lodz.pl>

Announcing the following publication:


Includes papers given at the conference by:

Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk,
Tony McEnery,
Andrew Wilson,
Michael Hoey,
Lou Burnard,
Guy Aston,
Patrick Hanks,
Philip King,
Stig Johansson,
Bengt Altenberg,
Bernhard Kettermann

and many others.

To order this 578-page volume, which includes 39 papers, please contact:
Patrick James Melia at pjmelia@krysia.uni.lodz.pl
Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk at blt@krysia.uni.lodz.pl
or write to:

Professor B. Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk,
Chair of English Language,
University of Lodz,
Al. Kosciuszki 65,
Lodz 90-514

Date: Thu, 19 Feb 1998 09:09:01 -0500 (EST)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: CHWP paper on Eye-Con Tact

>> From: Russon Wooldridge <wulfric@chass.utoronto.ca>

Computing in the Humanities Working Papers (CHWP) is pleased to announce
the publication of a paper on the desiderata of text-analysis tools,
"Eye-Con Tact", by Geoffrey Rockwell and John Bradley.

"Anyone who has used a text-analysis tool like TACT has at
some point been frustrated by its limitations and wished that a
feature or two could be added. In 1992 we set out to imagine
a text-analysis environment which would not only have the
features we desired, but could be extended continually as our
research evolved. This paper describes the limitations of
current tools, possible solutions to these limitations, and the
design philosophy behind Eye-ConTact, a prototype of a
visual programming environment suited for text manipulation." (Abstract)

CHWP is at http://www.chass.utoronto.ca:8080/epc/chwp/ and

[Version francaise]

Les Computing in the Humanities Working Papers (CHWP) ont le plaisir
d'annoncer la publication d'un article sur les desiderata des logiciels
d'analyse textuelle, "Eye-Con Tact", de Geoffrey Rockwell et John Bradley.

"Tout utilisateur d'un systeme d'analyse de texte comme TACT
bute inevitablement a ses limites et vient a regretter que
certaines fonctions ne puissent pas etre ajoutees. En 1992
nous nous sommes donne pour but d'imaginer un
environnement pour l'analyse des textes ayant certains attributs
que nous recherchions, mais egalement concu pour etre
continuellement renove au fur et a mesure qu'evoluait notre
recherche. Cet article decrit les limites des outils disponibles a
l'heure actuelle, les remedes possibles a ces limites et la
philosophie conceptuelle de Eye-ConTact, le prototype d'un
environnement de programmation visuelle concue pour la
manipulation des textes." (Resume) [nota: l'original porte tous les accents
comme il faut!]

Les CHWP se trouvent a http://www.chass.utoronto.ca:8080/epc/chwp/ et a

Russon Wooldridge
Russon Wooldridge (Department of French, University of Toronto)
Address: Trinity College, 6 Hoskin Avenue, Toronto M5S 1H8, Canada
Tel: 1-416-978-2885 -- Fax: 1-416-978-4949
E-mail: wulfric@chass.utoronto.ca
Internet: http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~wulfric/

Date: Thu, 19 Feb 1998 16:12:05 +0100
From: Fabio Ciotti <ciotti@axrma.uniroma1.it>
Subject: Italian translation of TEI U5 and encoded Italian texts available on the Web.

Italian translation of "TEI Lite. Introduction to Text Encoding for
Interchange" and encoded Italian texts available on the Web.

[Apologies for cross posting]

The CRILet, Centro Ricerche Informatica e Letteratura [Literature and
Computing Research Centre], is pleased to announce the publication of
the Italian translation of TEI document n. TEI U5, "TEI Lite.
Introduction to Text Encoding for Interchange".

The document is available in HTML format both from CRILet Web site
http://rmcisadu.let.uniroma1.it/crilet/sgml/sgml.htm and
http://crilet.let.uniroma1.it/sgml/sgml.htm] and from official TEI Web
Site [http://www.uiuc.edu/orgs/tei].

Beside the publication of the TEI Lite guidelines, CRILet has started
as an experimental project the publication on the Web of some texts of
the Italian literary tradition encoded according to TEI P3 or TEI Lite

The texts are available on the CRILet Web site (at the same address
given before) and are browsable on-line with the help of an SGML
browser like Softquad Panorama. One or more stylesheets and navigators
are associated with each text.

Given the experimental nature of the project, CRILet is pleased to
receive comments, advice or contributions in any form from interested

Information about CRILet.

The Centro Ricerche Informatica e Letteratura is a research group
established at the Dept of Linguistics and Literary Studies of the
University of Roma La Sapienza. The group is co-ordinated by Prof.
Giuseppe Gigliozzi, and is composed by a number of under and post
graduated students and researchers. The main objectives of CRILet are
to conduct studies in the Humanities and Literary computing and to
produce digital and on-line literary resources and archives.

For more information regarding CRILet activities and projects check
the web site at the addresses
http://rmcisadu.let.uniroma.it/crilet and

Fabio Ciotti

Centro Ricerche Informatica e Letteratura (CRILet)

Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Letterari
Facolta' di Lettere e Filosofia - Universita' di Roma "La Sapienza"
Piazza Aldo Moro, 5 - 00185 Roma Italia
Tel. +39 (6) 4991.3183
Fax. +39 (6) 4991.3575

E-mail: ciotti@axrma.uniroma1.it
Web: http://crilet.let.uniroma1.it/ciotti

Date: Wed, 18 Feb 1998 09:05:03 -0500 (EST)
From: Tatiana Barr <tb103@columbia.edu>
Subject: microforms: Re: digitizing microfilms

Preservation Resources of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania is supplying this
service. They will be coming to our library soon and give us a
demonstration. The President is Meg A. Bellinger and the addresses are:

Nina S. Commerce Way
Bethlehem, PA 18017-8916
FAX 1-610-758-9700

They are a division of OCLC.


Tatiana G. Barr
Microformats Cataloger
Columbia University Libraries

On Tue, 17 Feb 1998, Richard Bear wrote:

> Forwarding a query from the list HUMANIST.
> Richard Bear
> Microforms, University of Oregon Knight Library
> rbear@oregon.uoregon.edu
> -------------------cut here------------------------
> Date: Mon, 16 Feb 1998 16:36:52 -0500 (EST)
> From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
> >
> >> From: Yaacov Choueka <choueka@macs.biu.ac.il>
> I would be grateful for any information on (or pointers) to reliable
> companies that are in the business of converting large volumes of
> microfilms of textual material (i.e. newspapers) to digital images.
> I would specially appreciate comments about previous experiences with
> such companies (quality, cost, etc)
> Prof. Yaacov Choueka
> Department of Mathematics and Computer Science,
> and
> Head, Institute for Information Retrieval and Computational Linguistics
> Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel, 52900
> choueka@cs.biu.ac.il

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