Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 311.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2002 09:46:54 +0000
Subject: EACL2003 Workshop CfP: 9th European Workshop on Natural
Call for Papers
9th EUROPEAN WORKSHOP ON NATURAL LANGUAGE GENERATION
(in conjunction with EACL2003)
13-14 April 2003
Natural language generation (NLG) is a subfield of natural language
processing that focuses on the generation of written texts in English
or other human languages, generally from some non-linguistic data or
knowledge. Accomplishing this goal may be envisioned for a number of
different purposes, including standardized and/or multi-lingual
reports, summaries, machine translation, dialog applications, and
embedding in multi-media and hypertext environments. Consequently, the
automated production of language is associated with a large number of
highly diverse tasks whose appropriate orchestration in high quality
poses a variety of theoretical and practical problems. Relevant issues
include content selection, text organization, the production of
referring expressions, aggregation, lexicalization, and surface
realization, as well as coordination with other media.
This workshop is part of a biennial series of workshops about natural
language generation that has been running since 1987. Previous European
workshops have been held at Royaumont, Edinburgh, Judenstein, Pisa,
Leiden, Duisburg, and Toulouse.
Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2002 09:54:43 +0000
From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: MIT Launches its DSpace project with Symposium
News on Networking Cultural Heritage Resources
from across the Community
November 1, 2003
"Scholarly Communication in the Digital World"
Launch of MIT's DSpace Project
open source institutional digital repository
Clifford Lynch (Executive Director, CNI), Hal Abelson and James Boyle (Duke
University School of Law) are among the speakers at "Scholarly
Communication in the Digital World," a symposium to celebrate the worldwide
launch of MIT's DSpace, on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4. Video of the speakers will
be available via the MITWorld Web site at http://mit.edu/mitworld/ after
DSpace is an open source institutional digital repository developed by the
MIT Libraries and the Hewlett-Packard Company. See http://www.dspace.org
For more information see the symposium Web site at:
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-------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2002 09:50:23 +0000 From: carolyn guertin <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Interactive futures conference
INTERACTIVE FUTURES: New Stories, New Visions Victoria Independent Film and Video Festival - http://www.vifvf.com/ University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada February 7 - 9, 2003.
CALL FOR PAPERS, PERFORMANCES, & INSTALLATIONS INTERACTIVE FUTURES: New Stories, New Visions is a forum for showing recent tendencies in time-based new media art. Drawing on diverse technical and artistic traditions, many artists and writers of post-millennial era are exploring the aesthetic and discursive possibilities of digital technologies. Simultaneously, critics and theorists are beginning to approach new media art as a distinct medium, with a growing history, a diverse body of work and developing traditions.
INTERACTIVE FUTURES, held as part of the Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival, will bring together an international field of artists, critics, and technologists engaged in the work of making these technologies meaningful for contemporary culture. An academic conference and an artistic exhibition, INTERACTIVE FUTURES will represent a unique forum for celebrating and critiquing the techniques, forms, and aesthetics of new media. Scholars and artists working in new media arts, theory, and criticism are encouraged to submit proposals to present their work at the conference. Presentations may be in the form of scholarly papers or presentations; or performance, installations, or sculpture incorporating digital technologies, interactive or digital video, virtual environments, or network-based elements. Conference sessions may combine academic presentations with performances; we encourage proposals that push the boundaries of the traditional conference paper in form and content.
THEMES Interactive New Media Art How have artists developed alternative approaches to the design of interactive digital environments? The explosion of new approaches to new media art will require the use of a wide spectrum of traditions, genres, styles and disciplines, ranging from theatre to music to film. Virtual and Mixed Realities How has virtual reality affected our perception of the real? What artistic traditions have arisen from virtuality? What is mixed reality and how can it be implemented today? Exploring these questions regarding virtuality is an important theme for INTERACTIVE FUTURES. Storytelling and New Narratives How is storytelling and narrative evolving with the development of new interactive forms such as the hypertext novel and the interactive film? How is the notion of reading/writing communities affected by major changes in writing technology such as the current developments occurring around the phenomenon of the Internet and the World Wide Web?
INVITED SPEAKERS / ARTISTS (to be confirmed) * Toni Dove is an artist/independent producer who works primarily with electronic media, including virtual reality and interactive video installations, performance and DVD ROMs that engage viewers in responsive and immersive narrative environments. Her work has been presented in the United States, Europe and Canada as well as in print and on radio and television. A recent installation, Artificial Changelings, an interactive time travel drama that uses video motion sensing to engage viewers in a responsive environment, debuted at the Rotterdam Film Festival, 1998 and was part of the exhibition Body Mcanique, at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio. It has been shown in numerous other venues and will be released next year on DVD ROM. Her current project Spectropia, is an interactive supernatural thriller, a time travel drama set in the future and in New York City 1931. Spectropia is a feature length interactive movie for two players that will be presented both as a DVD ROM for Internet and two remote players and as a full scale cinematic performance event for an audience. A DVD ROM for mouse and microphone, Sally or the Bubble Burst, an interactive scene from the Spectropia project translated to desktop for single players, will be distributed on the Cycling '74 label to be released fall 2002. Dove has received numerous grants and awards including support from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Greenwall Foundation, the Langlois Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, The LEF Foundation, and the Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts from M.I.T. * Don Ritter's large scale interactive installations, performances and video tapes have been exhibited in 15 countries, including Ars Electronica (Austria), Sonambiente Festival (Berlin), Siggraph 99 (Los Angeles), SAM Museum (Osaka), STEIM(Amsterdam), European Media Art Festival (Osnabruck), Art Institute of Chicago, New Music America 89 (New York, Images du Futur (Montreal), the Verona Jazz Festival (Italy), and ArtFuture 2000 (Taipei). The interactive sound installation Intersection has been experienced by over 500,000 visitors in 7 countries. Using custom designed hardware and software systems, Ritter's installations and performances present interactive video and sound controlled by live music, body position, and motion of viewers. His collaborative performances with musicians include George Lewis, John Oswald, Trevor Tureski, David Rokeby, Amy Denio, Tom Walsh, Tom Dimuzio, Richard Teitelbaum, Robert Rowe, Kathleen Supov and Ben Neill. Ritter's digital video imagery and interactive software have been used in installations by New York artists Paul Garrin and Laurie Anderson. * Anita Pantin, painter and stage designer, has studied, worked and exhibited in Latin America, Europe and North America. Since 1992 she has worked in interactive multimedia with Do While Studio in Boston, Chants Libres in Montreal, and the University of Texas at Austin's Advanced Communications Technologies Laboratory (ACTlab) and Institute for Latin American Studies.
PAPER SUBMISSIONS Proposals should not exceed 500 words in length. Please indicate which of the above themes your paper falls under. If your presentation requires specific media or technical support (computer or network access, 35 MM slides, videotape, etc.), describe your needs in detail, including specific OS or hardware requirements (Mac OS or Windows), if appropriate. Proposals should be submitted to electronically to: email@example.com All proposals *must* be submitted in WWW-ready format (ASCII text, or simple HTML code), either as attachments to email correspondence or within the body of the email message.
PERFORMANCES / INSTALLATIONS / "NET"WORK INTERACTIVE FUTURES is generally interested in artistic work that advances new concepts of technology, and more particularly in electronic art in which content is directly informed by an understanding of technological theory. Pieces which address concerns related to the above-stated themes will have the best chance of success. INTERACTIVE FUTURES will screen installations, video tapes, performances, games, and anything in-between. Please submit a 2-page description of your project, a 1-page biography, a complete list of technical requirements, plus examples of your work on NTSC VHS tapes, PC or Mac CD-ROM, DVD, or Audio CD to:
Dr. Steve Gibson, Assistant Professor, Digital Media, Visual Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2 Canada.
Please be aware that INTERACTIVE FUTURES has a limited budget for equipment rental. Those projects in which the artist provides his or her own equipment will have the greatest chance of being accepted to INTERACTIVE FUTURES.
DEADLINE FOR ALL PROPOSALS: November 15, 2002. Notification of acceptance of proposals will be sent out by December 15, 2002.
CONTACTS: Festival Director: Kathy Kay <firstname.lastname@example.org> INTERACTIVE FUTURES Curator: Steve Gibson <email@example.com> INTERACTIVE FUTURES address: Dr. Steve Gibson, Assistant Professor, Digital Media, Visual Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2 Canada. Victoria Independent Film and Video Festival: Mailing Address - PO Box 8419, Victoria, BC, V8W3S1, Canada. Office Address - 808 View Street, Victoria, BC, V8W1K2, Canada. Tel: (250)389.0444. Fax: (250)389.0406 firstname.lastname@example.org WEB-SITE: http://www.vifvf.com/program_special_newmedia.html Check regularly for updates.
___________________________________________________ Carolyn Guertin, Dept of English, University of Alberta, Canada E-Mail: email@example.com; Voice: 780-438-3125 Website: http://www.ualberta.ca/~cguertin/
Assemblage, The Online Women's New Media Gallery, at trAce: http://trace.ntu.ac.uk/traced/guertin/assemblage.htm
-------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2002 09:52:30 +0000 From: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Fw: Corpus Linguistics 2003 conference
> from: "Rayson, Paul" <email@example.com> > date: Fri, 01 Nov 2002 15:57:18 > subject: Fw: Corpus Linguistics 2003 conference > > CORPUS LINGUISTICS 2003 > > Lancaster University (UK), 28 March - 1 April 2003 > > SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS AND WORKSHOPS > > Corpus Linguistics 2003 will be a forum for all concerned with the > computer-assisted empirical analysis of natural language. Our definition of > 'corpus' is broad, and we therefore welcome those working on substantial > literary texts or other kinds of text collection as well as more 'traditional' > corpus linguists. > Similarly, we wish to encourage further cross-fertilization between work > occurring in language engineering (e.g. information extraction, parsing) and > linguistics. We believe that corpus linguists should be aware of the latest > developments in language processing. We also believe that language engineers > should be aware of the findings and needs of corpus linguists. > > The conference will include invited talks from: > Nicoletta Calzolari - Corpora and the lexicon > Michael Hoey - topic TBA > Susan Hunston - topic TBA > Nancy Ide - Everything you wanted to know about the American National Corpus > ... but were afraid to ask > > The aims of Corpus Linguistics 2003 are: > > 1. to encourage dialogue between those working on similar issues in different > languages and between areas with a (perhaps as yet untapped) potential to > interact. > > 2. to encourage dialogue between researchers using corpora in linguistics and > those using corpora in language engineering. For the main conference, papers of > ca. 20 minutes are invited on topics such as: > > corpus-based studies of any language level in any language > contrastive corpus linguistics > computer-aided studies of style > corpus- or text-based lexicography > corpus/text building, encoding and annotation > development of corpus-based language engineering tools > applications of computer-aided text analysis in non-linguistic fields (market > research, advertising, media studies, sociology, psychology, etc.) > > Proposals for workshops (half day or full day) are also invited. Topics broadly > in line with the theme of the conference will be considered. Workshops will be > held on the 27th March. The conference language will be English. > > REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBMISSION > > Papers: > > Abstracts of up to one page should be submitted to the Programme Committee by > 2nd Dec 2002. As well as an outline of the paper, the abstract should include > the authors' names, affiliations, and contact addresses (including e-mail and > fax numbers). Electronic submissions are welcome. > > Workshops: > > Abstracts of two pages should be submitted to the Programme Committee by 2nd > Dec 2002. The abstract should include the names of the organizers, their > contact details, and the projected number of papers to be presented at the > workshop. Workshop organizers should also indicate whether they wish to > generate a set of proceedings for their workshop. > > Those proposing a software demonstration should additionally indicate in detail > what (if any) hardware and software requirements they have. > > Proceedings > > Proceedings will be produced from the conference. The proceedings will be > available to participants during the conference, and will be available > following the conference as a UCREL technical paper. Selected papers will > appear in an edited collection to be published. > > DEADLINES AND IMPORTANT DATES > > Deadline for abstracts: 2 December 2002 > > Proposers notified of acceptance of workshops: 9 December 2002 > > Authors notified of acceptance of papers: 16 December 2002 > > Deadline for full papers (for proceedings): 13 February 2003 [Full details will > be sent with notices of acceptance.] > > CONFERENCE COMMITTEE > > Local committee > > Tony McEnery (Lancaster University) > Andrew Wilson (Lancaster University) > Paul Rayson (Lancaster University) > Paul Baker (Lancaster University) > > > General committee > > Members to be confirmed. > > ADDRESS > > Programme Committee > Corpus Linguistics 2003 > Department of Linguistics and MEL > Lancaster University > Lancaster LA1 4YT > UK > > Tel: 44 1524 593024 > Fax: 44 1524 843085 > E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or paul at comp.lancs.ac.uk > Web: http://www.comp.lancs.ac.uk/ucrel/cl2003/ >
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