12.0228 text-analysis software

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Mon, 28 Sep 1998 22:21:37 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 228.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: Michael Neuman <neuman@gusun.georgetown.edu> (18)
Subject: Re: 12.0225 text-analysis software

[2] From: John Bradley <john.bradley@kcl.ac.uk> (15)
Subject: Re: 12.0225 text-analysis software

Date: Mon, 28 Sep 1998 08:56:28 -0400 (EDT)
From: Michael Neuman <neuman@gusun.georgetown.edu>
Subject: Re: 12.0225 text-analysis software

I'm writing to second the motion from Bruce Robertson and John Dawson for
a Text Handling Software Working Group. At the same time, I would like to
encourage the involvement of Gary Simon, whose call (also from ALLC-ACH98
in Debrecen) for a modular, web-based approach to constructing
text-analysis software was very convincing.

A context for this development (at least on this side of the Atlantic)
could be provided by the Instructional Management Systems Project
(www.imsproject.org) of EDUCAUSE's National Learning Infrastructure
Initiative. The IMS Project seeks to foster, by means of open standards
and metadata, the creation of tools and content modules that plug and play
in the context of the web.


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Date: Mon, 28 Sep 1998 16:19:34 -0400 (EDT)
From: John Bradley <john.bradley@kcl.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: 12.0225 text-analysis software

John Dawson's note to HUMANIST (Vol 12 No 225) has encouraged me to
briefly comment on developments that I am aware of in the TA Software

Since Debrecen, I have been involved in some preliminary discussions
with friends and colleagues in both North America and Europe. The
issues under discussion have been essentially the ones John mentions
in his note. So far, the discussions have not matured to an extent
that it is possible to make anything public. However, the intent of
everyone I have spoken to is to have something more to say, if at all
possible, by next year's ALLC/ACH conference; and perhaps before that.

Unfortunately, I believe that all that can be said today however is
"watch this space!"

... john bradley

John Bradley

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