11.0627 Studies in Bibliography On-Line

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Thu, 5 Mar 1998 21:10:22 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 627.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Thu, 5 Mar 1998 15:46:54 -0500 (EST)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: Studies in Bibliography On-Line

>> From: "David M. Seaman" <dms8f@etext.lib.virginia.edu>



The Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia is pleased
to announce a major new website for literary study, textual scholarship, and
bibliographical analysis, which can be accessed on the Internet at


In addition to information about the society, visitors will find several
large electronic text resources.

In celebration of its fiftieth anniversary, the Bibliographical Society
has made freely available in electronic form the first forty-nine
volumes of its flagship journal, "Studies in Bibliography", a premier
publication of bibliographical studies worldwide. Users may search the
entire contents of all the volumes published 1948-1996, making this a
valuable resource for scholars, teachers, and research institutions alike.

"Studies in Bibliography" is "a virtual encyclopedia of scholarly work on
the history of books and editing over the past 50 years," according to
Thomas Tanselle, President of the Society and Vice President of the
Guggenheim Foundation. The online database will serve a wide variety of
pedagogical and research needs, reaching audiences who do not now have
ready access to the print versions:

* the high school student and teacher can find out more about the
early printings of "Hamlet" and the bearing they have on the play;

* the community college teacher can call upon the database to
collect material for a lecture on Henry Fielding's "Tom Jones";

* the research scholar working on Chaucer can extract a wealth of
data on early manuscripts of "The Canterbury Tales".

According to David L. Vander Meulen, editor of "Studies in Bibliography",
the project "honors the Society's mission to advance bibliographical and
textual scholarship, both by making existing materials accessible in new and
helpful ways and by providing a model for the retrospective conversion of
journals in the humanities."

Other notable electronic publications available at the Society's site
include "Shakespearean Prompt-Books of the Seventeenth Century" and
"Attribution Voltaire Foundation.
1.30 - Demonstration: Italia Due Mille, Gavin Burnage,
University of Cambridge

2.00 - 2.45 CDU on CD-ROM, Werther on the Web: Electronic Resources for
German Studies, Duncan Large, Dept. of German, University
of Wales Swansea

2.45 - 3.15 German Literature Online: Creating a Teaching and Research Tool
Arend Kuster, Chadwyck-Healey Publishers

3.15 - 3.45 COFFEE and EXHIBITION

3.45 - 4.15 Virtual Seminars for Teaching World War I Poetry,
Stuart Lee, Centre for Humanities Computing, Oxford University

4.15 - 4.45 Panel Discussion

40 pounds sterling / 25 pounds sterling (postgraduate).
Cheques should be made payable to 'Oxford University Computing Services',
or by telephoning Abigail Cooke on 01865 273221 for credit card bookings.

The price includes lunch and coffee, but *not* accommodation.
Lists of accommodation are available on request.


A booking form is available on the WWW at:


Alternatively, print out and return the following:


Teaching European Literature and Culture
Wednesday 18 March 1998








I would like to reserve one place for the conference at

[ ] full rate (40 pounds sterling)
[ ] postgraduate rate (25 pounds sterling)

[ ] I enclose a cheque made payable to Oxford University Computing
[ ] I enclose credit card details (please do not transmit electronically).

Sarah Porter, CTI Textual Studies,
Humanities Computing Unit, University of Oxford,
13 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN.
Tel: 01865 283 282 Fax: 01865 273 275
Email: ctitext@oucs.ox.ac.uk

Date: Thu, 5 Mar 1998 15:44:48 -0500 (EST)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: Conference announcement: AMTA-98 (Machine Translation)

>> From: Eduard Hovy <hovy@ISI.EDU>

(MT in a growing field of language technologies)

The Sheraton Bucks County Hotel
Langhorne, Pennsylvania
October 28-31, 1998

Organized by

AMTA - Association for Machine Translation in the Americas

The Association for Machine Translation in the Americas is pleased to
convene its third conference in the biennial series, to be held at the
Sheraton Bucks County Hotel in Langhorne, PA, on 28-31 October, with
tutorials and welcoming reception on Wednesday, October 28.

The MT Summit last year commemorated the 50th anniversary of machine
translation. During that time, MT grew from a tantalizing dream to a
respectable and stable scientific-linguistic enterprise, with users,
commercial systems, university research, and Government participation.
But until very recently, MT has been performed in a relatively
isolated manner, as a distinct enterprise.

This situation is changing rapidly. The explosive growth of the web
has brought multilingual text into the reach of nearly everyone with a
computer. It is increasingly urgent that the various types of
language processing technologies--information retrieval, automated
summarization, multimodal and multilingual display, and machine
translation--be interconnected.

AMTA invites all who are interested in any aspect of Machine
Translation--developers, researchers, users, and watchers--to attend
the conference in October. At AMTA-98 we will focus on methods of
integrating the language technologies, with invited speakers, panel
discussions, papers by researchers and developers, workshops,
tutorials, and more. Participation by members of AMTA's sister
organization, AAMT in Asia and EAMT in Europe, is strongly encouraged.
And people working in related areas, such as information retrieval and
summarization, are very welcome to attend.


A copy of the AMTA-98 registration form will soon be posted on the Web



Once again there will be something for everyone! Retaining the
pattern of parallel sessions established by its predecessors, AMTA-98
will offer a mixture of:

- invited talks
- panels on current and debated issues
- practical and theoretical papers
- tutorials
- live theater-style system demonstrations
- exhibits of systems and products


- Situating MT in the Information (Language Technology) Soup
- Commercial Demands on MT
- What can MT Technology Deliver?
- Integration of MT with Other Language Tools


- MT Related Language Technologies
- Automatic Extraction of Bilingual Lexicons
- The Future of the Lexicon in MT


- New Users: Implementing MT Technology
- The AMTA/IAMT Seal of Approval: Sorting the Good from the Bad
- Future Needs: Breaking the Quality Ceiling


Demonstrations will be given both in a theater-style setting as part of
the regular program and on tabletops, where non-commercial systems will
be presented on an announced schedule. Demonstrations will occur in
parallel with the research paper sessions.


Papers on a variety of topics, written and presented by researchers,
practitioners and users of Machine Translation and related language
technologies will be presented in sessions parallel to the system


In addition to the scheduled demonstrations, vendor booths will showcase
commercial products on an ongoing basis throughout the conference.


Participants may choose from a number of tutorials to be held in the
morning and the afternoon of Wednesday, 28 October.

ACCOMMODATIONS: The Sheraton Bucks County Hotel - Langhorne, PA

Conveniently located in an area renowned for its beauty, history
and culture, the Sheraton Bucks County Hotel offers easy access
to Philadelphia, New York and New Jersey. Just off I-95 and Route
1, northeast of Philadelphia, it is minutes away from planes, trains
and turnpikes, right in the heart of Berenstein Bears countryside.
Guests are surrounded by unique shopping, sightseeing and enter-
tainment opportunities including Sesame Place, Peddler's Village,
and the Franklin Mills Mall, and minutes away from historic New Hope.
Atlantic City and the Pennsylvania Dutch country are easy day trips.

This recently built, colonial style hotel has 187-rooms. Accommodations
include luxurious suites for corporate lodging and entertaining, and an
executive floor. Spacious guest rooms are soundproof and feature
individually controlled air conditioning, direct two-line touch-tone
phones, cable TV with remote control, and coffee makers. The elegant
hospitality is complete with valet parking, a hair salon for men and women,
valet service, gift shop, video game room, fully-equipped spa with indoor
pool, state-of-the-art exercise equipment, jacuzzi, steam room and
sauna. Guests and members may receive individualized expert assistance
with their fitness programs.

Further information will be available from:



- Wednesday, Welcoming reception in Exhibit Area (complementary)
- Friday, Banquet at the University of Pennsylvania Museum
- Saturday, Optional tour of historic downtown Philadelphia area:
Independence Mall, Liberty Bell, etc.


Please contact Eduard Hovy at the address below if you have further
questions about the program, site, or accommodations, or to request
the AMTA-98 registration packet, which includes a map and directions
for ground transportation.

For more information as it becomes available, as well as a printable
copy of the AMTA-98 registration form, see:



Conference Chair
Eduard Hovy
USC Information Sciences Institute
4676 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292-6695
Tel: +1-310-822-1511 ext. 731
Fax: +1-310-823-6714
Email: hovy@isi.edu

Program Chairs
Laurie Gerber
SYSTRAN Software, Inc.
7855 Fay Avenue, Suite 300
La Jolla, CA 92037
Tel: +1-619-459-6700 ext. 119
Fax: +1-619-459-8487
Email: lgerber@systransoft.com

David Farwell
Computing Research Laboratory
New Mexico State University
Box 3001/3CRL
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003
Tel: +1-505-646-5108
Fax: +1-505-646-6218
Email: david@crl.nmsu.edu

Local Arrangements Chair
Martha Palmer
Department of Computer and Information Science
University of Pennsylvania
200 S. 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Tel: +1-215-898-2661
Fax: +1-215-898-0587
Email: mpalmer@linc.cis.upenn.edu

Exhibits Coordinator
Kim Belvin
659 Dell Street
Solana Beach, CA 92075
Tel: +1-619-481-8446
Fax: +1-619-350-8613

AMTA Focal Point
Deborah Becker
Association for Machine Translation in the Americas
1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 300
Washington, DC 20004
Tel/fax: +1-703-716-0912
Email: amta@clark.net

Eduard Hovy
email: hovy@isi.edu USC Information Sciences Institute
tel: 310-822-1511 ext 731 4676 Admiralty Way
fax: 310-823-6714 Marina del Rey, CA 90292-6695
project homepage: http://www.isi.edu/natural-language/nlp-at-isi.html

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