14.0527 Oxford seminars; ESSLLI workshop

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 527.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
       [1]   From:    "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>           (22)
             Subject: Oxford seminars on humanities computing
       [2]   From:    "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>           (30)
             Subject: Workshop at ESSLLI 2001
             Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2000 20:11:41 +0000
             From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
             Subject: Oxford seminars on humanities computing
       >> From: Frances Condron
       >> <frances.condron@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>
    Winter Seminars at Oxford's Humanities Computing Unit
    10th - 12th January 2001
    Humanities Computing Unit, University of Oxford
    Booking deadline: 11th December 2000
    Oxford University's Humanities Computing Unit is pleased to announce three
    seminars on humanities computing, to be held in Oxford from the 10th to
    12th January 2001. They are updated repeats from the summer seminars
    series that ran in July 2000. The three seminars are:
    10th January: Putting your database on the Web
    11th January: Creating and documenting digital texts
    12th January: Working with XML
    The seminar website at http://www.hcu.ox.ac.uk/winter/ includes full
    details of the topics to be covered on each day.  Each seminar will
    give you the opportunity to consult with experts about your research
    projects, and will also combine practical hands-on sessions with
    formal presentations. All teaching will be carried out by members of
    the Humanities Computing Unit and Oxford University Computing Services.
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             Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2000 20:12:18 +0000
             From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
             Subject: Workshop at ESSLLI 2001
       >> From: Alessandro Lenci <lenci@ilc.pi.cnr.it>
    Workshop at ESSLLI XIII (Helsinki)
    Helsinki, August 13th - 17th 2001
    The sheer amount of knowledge necessary to shed light on the way word
    meanings mutually relate in context or distribute in lexico-semantic
    classes appears to exceed the limits of human conscious awareness and
    descriptive capability. Particularly at this level of linguistic
    analysis, then, we seem to be in need of automatic ways of  filtering,
    structuring and classifying semantic evidence through inspection of a
    large number of word uses in context. Totally or partially unsupervised
    inductive methods of knowledge acquisition from corpus data are credited
    with being able to provide such ways. Yet, it remains to be seen how
    acquired information can best be represented in current formal models
    for knowledge representation, for it to be made available to mainstream
    NLP applications.
    There are reasons to believe that this integration will require much
    more than a simple extension of off-the-shelf machine learning
    technology. At the same time, any major breakthrough in this area is
    bound to have significant repercussions on the way word meanings and
    lexico-semantic classes in general are formally represented and used for
    applications. With these purposes in mind, the workshop intends to focus
    on the issue of interaction between techniques for inducing semantic
    information from corpus data and formal methods of linguistic knowledge
    representation. In particular, we encourage in-depth analysis of
    underlying assumptions of the proposed techniques and methods and
    discussion of possible relevant connections with cognitive,
    linguistic,logical and philosophical issues.
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