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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 623.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: David Green <david@ninch.org> (36)
Subject: "Computing and the Humanities," report now available

[2] From: David Green <david@ninch.org> (72)
Subject: American Studies Association: RECENT WEB RESOURCES

[3] From: Stuart Lee <stuart.lee@computing- (119)
Subject: One-day Colloquium, 'Beyond the Hype', Oxford Union
Debating Chamber

[4] From: David Green <david@ninch.org> (41)
Subject: INTO THE FUTURE: Web Site & Airings

[5] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (215)
Subject: Discourse, Anaphora and Reference Resolution 2 - First
Call for Delegates

Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 14:39:36 -0500
From: David Green <david@ninch.org>
Subject: "Computing and the Humanities," report now available

March 3, 1998

"Computing And The Humanities: Promise And Prospects,"
A National Arts and Humanities Computing Roundtable

Summary Report Published by American Council on Learned Societies


A summary report of the "Computing and the Humanities," roundtable meeting
conducted last year at the National Academy of Sciences has now been
released as an "Occasional Paper" by the American Council of Learned
Societies. It is also available online.

NINCH was an organizing sponsor of this meeting together with the Computer
Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Research Council, the
Coalition for Networked Information and the Two Ravens Institute.

Determined to find more effective ways of working productively together in
networking cultural resources, a prominent group of scholars, teachers and
practitioners in the arts, humanities and computer and communications
sciences met for what proved to be a most stimulating conversation, in
which the possibilities and challenges of productive collaboration were
equally examined. For all involved, this day was clearly the first step in
continuing conversations that could lead to practical productive projects.

Print copies of the publication may be obtained by contacting Candace
Frede, Office of Publications, ACLS, 228 East 45th Street, New York, NY
10017-3398. Fax: (212) 949-8058. E-mail: candace@acls.org.

David Green


David L. Green
Executive Director
21 Dupont Circle, NW
Washington DC 20036
202/296-5346 202/872-0886 fax

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Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 16:13:25 -0500
From: David Green <david@ninch.org>
Subject: American Studies Association: RECENT WEB RESOURCES

March 3, 1998

>Date: Mon, 2 Mar 1998 12:16:46 -0500
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Date: Wed, 4 Mar 1998 16:41:33 +0000 (GMT)
From: Stuart Lee <stuart.lee@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>
Subject: One-day Colloquium, 'Beyond the Hype', Oxford Union Debating Chamber

[Please cross-post accordingly]



23rd April 1998
The Debating Chamber
Oxford Union
University of Oxford

A One-Day Colloquium
Organised by the Humanities Computing Unit, University of Oxford

Following on from its highly successful series of colloquia on issues
surrounding the application of the new information technologies to the
education sector, the Humanities Computing Unit presents this year's
event: 'Beyond the Hype'.

Set in the historic Debating Chamber at the Oxford Union, this one-day
colloquium will address the challenges presented to teachers, librarians,
and publishers by Computers and Information Technology. Taking the form of
three short debates, the event will bring together both practitioners and
visionaries in each field who will take stock of where we have come to,
and assess what might lie on the horizon at this pivotal moment in the
development and application of the new technologies. The debates will be
appropriate to ALL subjects not just the humanities.

Each debate will centre around a motion designed to stimulate discussion
of some of the major issues we are facing. Invited experts will present
arguments for and against the motions, and the audience will be encouraged
to air their views.


The Debating Chamber of the Oxford Union

The Oxford Union is the world's most famous debating society. Established
in 1823 and located in glorious Victorian Buildings in the heart of Oxford
University, it aims to promote debate and discussion not just in Oxford
University, but across the globe (for more information see


There will be three debates. The principal speakers will support and
oppose the motion, each speaking for approximately 15 minutes.
Contributions will then be invited from the floor, followed by a brief
response by the speakers, and a vote.

The Debates

1) Teaching (Duration 1.5 hours)

Motion: 'This House believes that the Internet will revolutionise teaching
across British Higher Education'

Speaking for the motion: Dr Gary Alexander, Director of the Electronic
Media in Education Research Group, the Open University

Speaking against the motion: Ms Nicky-Sinead Gardner, Joint Information
Systems Committee (JISC) - Higher Education Funding Council for England

2) Libraries (Duration 1.5 hours)

Motion: 'This house believes that there is no future for Libraries outside
the Electronic Medium'

Speaking for the motion: John Tuck, Deputy to the Director of University
Libraries and to Bodley's Librarian, University of Oxford

Speaking against the motion: Mr Mike Crump, Director of Reader Services
and Collection Development, The British Library

3) Publishing (Duration 1.5 hours)

Motion: 'This House believes that the New Technologies are raising
publishing standards'

Speaking for the motion: Mr Michael Upshall, Executive Director of
Publishing, Helicon Publishing Group PLC

Speaking against the motion: Ms Jane Dorner, Freelance Writer and Author's
Licensing & Collecting Society Director

4) Round Table Discussion (30 mins)

Cost: The day is as follows:

40.00 - educational
100.00 - commercial
5.00 - student

Please note that lunch is not included in the price. Please book early as
spaces are limited. Concessions for block bookings of five or more (though
not at the student rate) are available; please contact the organisers
below for more details. A small number of reduced price places will be
available for members of the Oxford Union and Oxford University. Cheques
should be made payable to 'Oxford University Computing Services' and sent
to the organisers below.

To register for this event please complete the tear-off slip below and
return it to:

Dr Stuart Lee/ Ms Abigail Cooke
Humanities Computing Unit
Oxford University Computing Services
13 Banbury Road
Oxford OX2 6NN

N.B. Closing date for registration is Thursday 16th April.

If you have any questions please contact Abigail Cooke at:
Abigail.Cooke@oucs.ox.ac.uk; tel: 01865-283295; FAX: 01865-273275.
Please print off, complete and return to: Stuart Lee/Abigail Cooke,
Humanities Computing Unit, Oxford University Computing Services, 13
Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN, UK; Fax: +44 1865 273275 by THURS 16TH














I DULY ENCLOSE A CHEQUE FOR 40.00 (pounds sterling) [Educational
Rate]/100.00 [Commercial Rate]/5.00 [Student rate] MADE PAYABLE TO 'OXFORD



Dr Stuart D Lee
Head of the Centre for Humanities Computing
Oxford University Computing Services
13 Banbury Road
Oxford OX2 6NN
Tel: 01865-283403
Fax: 01865-273275
E-mail: Stuart.Lee@oucs.ox.ac.uk
Web: http://info.ox.ac.uk/oucs/humanities/

Date: Wed, 4 Mar 1998 12:05:53 -0500
From: David Green <david@ninch.org>
Subject: INTO THE FUTURE: Web Site & Airings

March 4, 1998

On the Preservation of Knowledge in the Digital Age
New Webpages & More Viewing Dates
Texas: KLRU-TV Wed March 4, 11pm
Washington, DC: WETA Tues March 24, 10pm

The Council on Library and Information Resources has published an
informative collection of pages on digital preservation around the "Into
the Future" film at <http://www.clir.org/film/intro.html>. The pages
include a brief clip from the film and a useful list of online resources on
the issue of the preservation of digital material.

Most of the country had the opportunity of viewing "Into the Future" on PBS
stations in January. Other showings include KLRU in central Texas (tonight)
and Washington DC on Tuesday March 24 at 10pm.

For other local listings, search the PBS page at

David Green

>Date: Wed, 4 Mar 1998 09:00:38 -0600
>From: Biruta Celmins Kearl <bkearl@COA1.CI.AUSTIN.TX.US>
>Date: Wed, 4 Mar 1998 09:00:38 -0600
>Reply-To: Archives & Archivists <ARCHIVES@MIAMIU.ACS.MUOHIO.EDU>
>>From: Biruta Celmins Kearl <bkearl@COA1.CI.AUSTIN.TX.US>
>Subject: "Into the Future" airing
>To: Multiple recipients of list ARCHIVES
>For folks in the Central Texas area, KLRU-TV will be airing "Into the
>Future" tonight, Wednesday the 4th, at 11pm.
>Biruta Celmins Kearl
>Administrator, Austin History and Records Center
>Austin Public Library
>PO Box 2287 Austin TX 78768
>512/499-7479 FAX 512/499-7483

Date: Thu, 5 Mar 1998 15:49:41 -0500 (EST)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: Discourse, Anaphora and Reference Resolution 2 - First Call for Delegates

>> From: "Dr Tony McEnery" <mcenery@comp.lancs.ac.uk>

First Call for Delegates
DAARRC2 - Discourse, Anaphora and Reference Resolution Colloquium
Lancaster University, 1 - 4th August , 1998

Invited Speakers -

Prof. Michael Hoey "Looking at the Text Linguistics of Certain Words"
Prof. Pieter Seuren "A Discourse-Semantic Account of Donkey Anaphora"
Branimir Boguraev "Anaphora in Computational Linguistics"

In this email:

Draft Programme
Registration Form


Anaphora and problems of reference resolution have received a great
deal of attention from workers in linguistics, computational
linguistics, artificial intelligence and information retrieval for a
number of decades. Such problems have proved a major challenge for all
of these fields, and a great many differing theories and solutions have
been proposed and implemented with varying degrees of success. This
colloquium aims to fill a need for researchers in this field to meet.
Our hope is that this meeting will allow all of the different strands
of work to be identified, with a view to producing an up-to-date
review of the field.

To this end, a coloquium will take place from the 1st to the 4th of
August, 1998 at Lancaster University, UK, organized jointly by the
Department of Linguistics, Lancaster University and the Institute for
English Studies, Lodz University, Poland. This colloquium is a follow
up to the highly succesful DAARC colloquium held at Lancaster in 1996.
Our aim this time is specifically geared towards encouraging a
cross-fertilization of ideas between theoretical linguistics, corpus
linguistics and computational linguistics.

The DAARC2 Organizing committee

Simon Botley, Lodz University, Poland
Tony McEnery, Lancaster University, UK
Ruslan Mitkov, Wolverhampton University, UK
Pieter Seuren, Nijmegen University, Netherlands
Andrew Wilson, Chemnitz University, Germany

Draft Programme

Day 1

2 - 5 Registration

7 Buffet/Wine Reception

Day 2

8 - 9 Breakfast

9 - 10 Plenary A - Michael Hoey 6 "Looking at the Text Linguistics of
Certain Words"

10 - 11 Session A - Corpus 1
Marco Antonio de Rocha, University of Sussex, UK, "Anaphora,
Collocations and Discourse Markers in Dialogues in English and
Michael Barlow, Rice University, USA, "Feature Mismatches and
Anaphora Resolution"

11 - 11:30 Coffee

11:30 - 1 Session B Computational
Ruslan Mitkov, University of Wolverhampton, UK, "Evaluating Anaphora
Resolution Approaches"
Suzanne LuperFoy, Mitre Corporation, USA, "Incremental Pronoun
Resolution in Discourse Representation Theory"
S. Azzam, K. Humphreys, and R. Gaizauskas, University of Sheffield,
UK, "Extending a Simple Coreference Algorithm with a Focusing

1 - 2:30 Lunch

2:30 - 4:00 Session C - Theoretical Approaches 1
Kris Fletcher, University of Lincolnshire and Humberside, "Proactive
Versus Retroactive Processing In Pronominal Resolution"
Sophia Cormack, University of Sunderland, "Incremental Pronoun
Resolution in Discourse Representation Theory"
Miriam Eckert, University of Edinburgh, UK, "The German Topic
Position and Null Anaphora "

4 - 4:30 Tea

4:30 - 6:30 Session D - Theoretical Approaches 2
Ileana Comorowski, University of Nancy, France, "Wh-Complements and
Donkey Anaphora"
Evelyn Fogwe, University of Hamburg, Germany, "Anaphora dn Binding
in Meta Questions"
Seth Minkoff, University of New Mexico, USA, "Structural And Hybrid
Ana Teresa Alves,Univesridade dos Azores, Portugal, "Sentential
Anaphora and Restrictions on Temporal Operators"

7:30 Dinner

Day 3

8 - 9 Breakfast

9 - 10 Plenary B - Pieter Steuren, Nijmegen University, Netherlands, "A
Discourse-Semantic Account of Donkey Anaphora"

10 - 11 Session E - Corpus 2
Ronald Geluykens, University of Munster, Germany, "Conversational
Anaphora and Referential Repair in English"
Botley & Uzar, University of Lodz, Poland, "Investigating Learner
English Anaphora the PELCRA Way"

11 - 11:30 Coffee

11:30 - 1 Session F - Computational
Donna Byron and James Allen, University of Rochester, USA, "Resolving Demonstrative Anaphora in the TRAINS93 Corpus"
Amit Bagga, Duke University, USA, "The Evaluation of Coreferences and Coreference Resolution Systems"
Roland Stuckardt, University of Frankfurt, Germany, "An Efficient
Centering-Based Algorithm for Anaphor Resolution"

1 - 2:30

2:30 - 4:00 Session G - Theoretical approaches 3
Fridirique Depain-Delmotte, University of Besancon, "Resolving
Anaphoric Reference - A Multi-Strategy Approach"
Gary Wilson, University of Lincolnshire & Humderside, UK, "Do
Situational or Thematic Roles Provide the best cues to pronoun
Maarten Jaansen, University of Utrecht, Netherlands, "Nominal versus
Plain Anaphora"

4:00 - 4:30 Tea

4:30 - 6:30 Session H - Theoretical approaches 4
Tomoko Tsujimoto, Osaka Institute of Technology, Japan, "Discourse
deixis: this, that and it"
Kirsi Hiltunen, University of Joensuu, Finland, "Reflexive Pronouns in Finnish: Syntactic or Pragmatic?"
Andrei Popescu-Belis and Isabelle Robba, LIMSI-CNRS, France,
"Evaluation of Coreference Rules on Complex Narrative Texts" Antonio Branco, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
and University of Lisbon, Germany/Portugal, "A Lean Constraint
Based Implementation of Binding Theory"

7:30 Dinner

Day 4

8 - 9 Breakfast

9 - 10 Plenary C, Bran Boguraev "Anaphora in Computational Linguistics"

10 - 11 Session I - Corpus 3
Tony McEnery, Simon Botley & Paul Baker, Lancaster & Lodz
University, UK/Poland, "Developmental Deixis - deixis in the age range 7 - 11"
Antonio Ferandez, M. Palomar and L. Moreno, Alicante University,
Spain, "A Computational Approach to Pronominal Anaphora, One
Anaphora and Surface-Count Anaphora"

11 - 11:30 Coffee

11:30 - 1 Session J - Computational 3
Claude Belisle and Denis Morell, Universities of Tours & Nantes, France, "The Automatic building of a relationships tranducer between proper names based on relational database system - an
example of detection and processing of relationships between
names of places and names of inhabitants"
Ivadre Parabono and Vera Lucia Strube de Lima, Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil,
"Possessive Pronominal Anaphor Resolution in Portuguese
Written Texts"
Jan Kuper, University of Twente, Netherlands, "Anaphora in the Case
of Universal and Existential Quantifiers"

1 - 2:30 Lunch


DAARC2 Registration Form

To register:

1. Send this form by surface mail to:

Department of Linguistics and
Modern English Language,
Lancaster University,
Lancaster LA1 4YT
United Kingdom

2. Or fax it to: +44 - 1524 - 843085

3. Or email it to: mcenery@comp.lancs.ac.uk

Please register BEFORE 5th June 1998, otherwise we cannot guarrantee
the availability of accommodation.

The fee for DAARC2 includes the following:

Attendance at all DAARC2 sessions
Conference Pack including Proceedings
Accommodation on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd August
Meals: 1st August: evening buffet and wine reception
2nd August: mid-morning coffee, lunch, afternoon coffee and
3rd August: breakfast plus mid-morning coffee, lunch, afternoon
coffee and dinner.
4th August: breakfast, mid-morning coffee, lunch

Accommodation is provided in single study bedrooms on the Lancaster
University main campus. Should you wish to bring a partner and require
double or twin room accomodation please contact the organizers as soon
as possible. Such accomodation is limited at the the campus and will be
given on a first come first served basis.

Payment Details:

Fees are payable in Pounds Sterling or US Dollars. PLEASE MAKE CHEQUES
PAYABLE TO 'LANCASTER UNIVERSITY'. Sterling money orders can also be
used for payment, and must be made payable to 'LANCASTER UNIVERSITY'.
US Dollar cheques are also acceptable, using a fixed exchange rate of
1.5 $US to the Pound. Unfortunately, we cannot accept credit card
payments. You may pay at the conference in cash. Please indicate
clearly on the form if you wish to exercise this option. Early
registration discounts do not apply to such registrations, however.



Name: _______________________________________________

Title: _______________________________________________

Department: _______________________________________________

Organisation: _______________________________________________

Address: _______________________________________________

Postcode/City: _______________________________________________

Country _______________________________________________

Telephone: ____________________________

Fax: ____________________________

Email: ____________________________

Payment before 14/6/98
Residential 280.00 GBP [ ]
Student 200.00 GBP [ ]
Non-Residential 150.00 GBP [ ]

Payment after 14/6/98 [ ] OR Payment at registration [ ] (Tick as appropriate)

Residential 300.00 GBP [ ]
Student 220.00 GBP [ ]
Non-Residential 170.00 GBP [ ]

Accompanying persons:

Accompanying persons, who will not attend the conference but who are
travelling with delegates, may register for the conference for
accomodation and meals only at an 80 GBP discount on the full
residential price. They should fill in registration form and ammend it
accordingly, marking it clearly ACCOMPANYING PERSON.

NOTE: Students must provide written evidence of their full time student
status, such as an official headed letter from their supervisor.

Additional accomodation on night of July 31st
(including breakfast on 1st of August): 40.00 GBP [ ]

Additional accomodation on the night of 4th August
(including breakfast on the 5th August): 40.00 GBP [ ]

Special dietary requirements:

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