18.697 Minority languages, multimedia and the Web; Soft Computing 9.5

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2005 10:59:48 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 697.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: Helen Ashman <hla_at_CS.NOTT.AC.UK> (54)
         Subject: NRHM Call Reminder: Minority languages, multimedia and
                 the Web

   [2] From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk> (44)
         Subject: Soft Computing 9.5

         Date: Sat, 09 Apr 2005 10:39:57 +0100
         From: Helen Ashman <hla_at_CS.NOTT.AC.UK>
         Subject: NRHM Call Reminder: Minority languages, multimedia and
the Web

Minority languages, multimedia and the Web - Special Issue Call Reminder
Submission deadline: April 30, 2005

For The New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia 2005 (2)

Guest Editors:

Daniel Cunliffe, University of Glamorgan, UK (djcunlif_at_glam.ac.uk)
Susan Herring, Indiana University, USA (herring_at_indiana.edu)

Information and communications technology, and in particular the World
Wide Web, can be a double-edged sword as regards the maintenance and
revitalisation of minority languages. On the one hand, minority language
communities can be active shapers of these technologies, creating their
own tools, adapting existing tools to local needs, and creating
culturally authentic, indigenous electronic media. On the other hand,
these technologies can be seen as a force for globalisation and
neo-colonisation, reinforcing the existing dominance of majority
languages and breaking down geographical boundaries that in the past may
have protected minority language groups.

Researching the effects of multimedia and the Web on minority languages
is challenging, and it is not yet clear how best to utilise these
technologies to maintain and revitalise minority languages. This special
issue invites researchers and practitioners who are actively engaged in
addressing these issues from practical or theoretical viewpoints to
share their findings and experiences and to contribute to a platform for
future research. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

Minority language applications:
* designing, implementing and evaluating applications
* measuring the impact of applications on language use
* promoting indigenous production and participatory design

Influence of ICTs on minority languages:
* adaptation of languages to online environments, e.g.,
* behaviour of minority language speakers in online environments

Measuring online minority languages:
* quantitative and qualitative measurement of online presence and
* content related analysis of online presence and use

Strategic issues:
* understanding barriers to online minority language use
* integrating multimedia and the Web into language planning

Article submissions should typically be no longer than 7,000 words
(excluding references) and should follow the formatting guidelines in
the Instructions to Authors on the NRHM web site
(www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13614568.asp). Submissions should be
sent by email to the Guest Editors, in Word, rtf or pdf format. If you
have any questions concerning the scope of the call or require further
information, please contact the Guest Editors. Open topic papers meeting
NRHM's scope in general are also welcome (contact the Editor for further

Submission deadline: April 30, 2005
Acceptance notification: June 30, 2005
Final manuscripts due: August 31, 2005

NRHM Editor Douglas Tudhope - dstudhope_at_glam.ac.uk Associate Editor
Daniel Cunliffe - djcunlif_at_glam.ac.uk
NRHM is published by Taylor & Francis, see

         Date: Sat, 09 Apr 2005 10:45:40 +0100
         From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: Soft Computing 9.5

Volume 9 Number 5 of Soft Computing - A Fusion of Foundations,=20
Methodologies and Applications is now available on the SpringerLink web=20
site at http://springerlink.metapress.com.

Editorial for the special issue: Soft Computing for Spatial Data=20
Analysis p. 325
Marco Painho, Vincenzo Lois

Exploring spatial data through computational intelligence: a joint=20
perspective p. 326
Marco Painho, Athanasios Vasilakos, Fernando Bacao, Witold Pedrycz

Granular neural networks for land use classification p. 332
Athanassios Vasilakos, Demetris Stathakis

Applying genetic algorithms to zone design p. 341
Fernando Ba=E7=E3o, Victor Lobo, Marco Painho

Neuro-computing based short range prediction of some meteorological=20
parameters during the pre-monsoon season p. 349
Sutapa Chaudhuri, Surajit Chattopadhyay

Virtual reality: The non-temporal cartographic animation and the urban=20
(large) scale projects p. 355
G. Sidiropoulos, V Pappas, A. Vasilakos

Representation of spatial data in an OODB using roughand fuzzy set=20
modeling p. 364
T. Beaubouef, F. E. Petry

Geo-spatial data mining in the analysis of a demographic database p. 374
M. Yasmina Santos, L. Alfredo Amaral

The complete linkage clustering algorithm revisited p. 385
P. Dawyndt, H. De Meyer, B. De Baets

Automatic training of a min-max neural network for function approximation=20
by using a second feed forward network p. 393
R. K. Brouwer

A new gaussian noise filter based on interval type-2 fuzzy logic=20
systems p. 398
S.T. Wang, F.L. Chung, Y.Y. Li, D.W. Hu, X.S. Wu

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