14.0754 lecture series; corpus conference

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 754.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

       [1] From: "Bobley, Brett" <BBobley@neh.gov> (42)
             Subject: eHumanities: Lectures on Technology & the Humanities

       [2] From: "Nancy M. Ide" <ide@cs.vassar.edu> (75)
             Subject: 2nd CFP: Multi-layer Corpus-based Analysis

             Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 06:23:47 +0000
             From: "Bobley, Brett" <BBobley@neh.gov>
             Subject: eHumanities: Lectures on Technology & the Humanities

    *Mark your Calendars*
    *Please pass on to your colleagues*

    An NEH Lecture Series on Technology & the Humanities

    Registration is free. To register, please see:


    The National Endowment for the Humanities is proud to announce a series of
    lectures on eHumanities, which will bring leading scholars to Washington,
    DC, to discuss digital technology and its importance to the humanities.

    Lecture I

    Professor John Unsworth
    Director of the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities
    University of Virginia

    "Knowledge Representation and the Humanities"

    Tuesday, April 3, Noon - 1:00 pm
    Washington, DC

    For background information on knowledge representation see:
    John F. Sowa, Knowledge Representation: Logical, Philosophical, and
    Computational Foundations, Brooks Cole Publishing Co., Pacific Grove, CA,
    2000 (http://www.bestweb.net/~sowa/krbook/index.htm)

    Other lectures to be announced soon!



    What is eHumanities all about?

    How does technology affect traditional humanities disciplines? Some scholars and educators have argued that in just a few short years, advances in information technology and the development of the Internet have had a more dramatic affect on the way people read, write, and exchange information than any invention since the printing press. In the long term, what will its impact be on our notions of literature? On our culture and society? What are some of the philosophical ramifications of these advances? The goal of this series is to highlight some of the important work being done by scholars who are studying digital technology from various perspectives in the humanities.

    The lectures will take place at the National Endowment for the Humanities, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20506 in Room M-09. Attendance is free, but please register in advance Feel free to share this announcement with your colleagues.

    Registration is free. To register, please see: http://www.neh.gov/online/ehumanities.html

    (If you don't wish to be contacted about this lecture series, please respond and I'll remove you from this list.)

    --[2]------------------------------------------------------------------ Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 06:26:11 +0000 From: "Nancy M. Ide" <ide@cs.vassar.edu> Subject: 2nd CFP: Multi-layer Corpus-based Analysis

    *********************************************************************** SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS ***********************************************************************

    EUROLAN 2001 Summer Institute Creation and Exploitation of Annotated Language Resources 30 July - 11 August 2001 Iasi, Romania

    *********************************** WORKSHOP ON MULTI-LAYER CORPUS-BASED ANALYSIS ***********************************

    JULY 30 - AUGUST 1, 2001 - IASI, ROMANIA


    Dan Cristea, University "A.I. Cuza", Iasi, Romania Nancy Ide, Vassar College, USA Daniel Marcu, ISI, University of Southern California Massimo Poesio, University of Edinburgh

    Corpora annotated for a variety of linguistic features are becoming increasingly available. Part of speech annotated corpora are commonplace; treebanks in a variety of languages are available or under development; and corpora annotated for various features of discourse, including co-reference and discourse structure, are also available (e.g., the MUC corpora). In addition, large speech corpora annotated with phonetic transcriptions and prosodic analysis and various multi-lingual aligned corpora are available from centers such as the Linguistic Data Consortium and the European Language Resources Association.

    This workshop will address issues of using corpora annotated for multiple layers (e.g., syntax and discourse, prosody and part of speech, etc.) or combining multiple layers of annotation in natural language analysis. We invite submissions on the following topics:

    - Research that exploits information on different linguistic levels;

    - Consideration and demonstration of the ways in which information from different layers can be used in automatic language processing;

    - Compatibility of corpora annotated for different linguistic layers, including means to harmonize different annotation types and levels;

    - Tools for exploiting different levels of annotation.

    The workshop will be held in conjunction with the EUROLAN 2001 Summer School on Creation and Exploitation of Annotated Language Resources, to be held in Iasi, Romania from 30 July - August 11, 2001. Because EUROLAN 2001 is concerned with a wide variety of types of linguistic annotation, the workshop will serve to complement the content of lectures and tutorials that are part of the School's main program. Registration for the workshop is included in the Summer School registration fee.


    Papers should report on original work not previously presented elsewhere. The workshop is intended to provide a forum for discussion and a means to receive feedback for future development; therefore, papers describing both completed work and work-in-progress are acceptable.

    Submissions of 3500-5000 words should be sent via email to ide@cs.vassar.edu with the subject line "EUROLAN 2001 WORKSHOP SUBMISSION". Submissions in Postscript, PDF, or plain ASCII text formats are acceptable.


    Deadline for receipt of submissions April 15, 2001 Notification of acceptance May 5, 2001 Final Paper due June 15, 2001 Workshop date July 30 - August 1, 2001

    PROGRAM COMMITTEE (tentative):

    Paul Buitelaar - DFKI, Saarbr|cken Charles Fillmore - ICSI, UC Berkeley Atsushi Fujii - University of Library and Information Science, Tokyo Jan Hajic - Charles University, Prague Graeme Hirst - University of Toronto Adam Kilgarriff - University of Brighton Ruslan Mitkov - University of Wolverhampton Sergei Nirenburg - New Mexico State University Laurent Romary - LORIA Nancy Dan Tufis - Romanian Academy Hans Uszkoreit - Saarland University of Saarbrucken Piek Vossen - Sail-labs, Antwerp-Berchem Yorick Wilks - University of Sheffield

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