19.004 text-analysis in the (Canadian) news

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 9 May 2005 20:08:24 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 19, No. 4.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: stefansinclair_noreply_at_coch-cosh.ca (35)
         Subject: Text Analysis Summit and TAPoR Portal Demonstration

   [2] From: Terry Butler <Terry.Butler_at_ualberta.ca> (110)
         Subject: CASTA 2005 - Call for Presentations

         Date: Sat, 07 May 2005 07:54:31 +0100
         From: stefansinclair_noreply_at_coch-cosh.ca
         Subject: Text Analysis Summit and TAPoR Portal Demonstration

Text Analysis Summit
May 9-11, 2005 - McMaster University

Dear Colleagues,

McMaster University will be hosting a Text Analysis Summit from May 9th to
11th, 2005. The Summit will gather together many of the most active
designers and creators of text analysis tools in an attempt to examine
past failures and successes in text analysis development, formulate a
strategy for future development, and establish a network of scholars that
will provide the foundation for a new generation of text analysis tools to

Notes from the Summit will be posted to a blog throughout the event, at
the following address: http://tada.mcmaster.ca/TAS_05/

In Conjunction with the Summit there will be a demonstration of the TAPoR
Portal. TAPoR is the Text Analysis Portal for Research, a CFI-funded
initiative, led by Geoffrey Rockwell, to build a centralized gateway to
tools for sophisticated analysis and retrieval, along with representative
texts for experimentation. More information on TAPoR is available at
http://www.tapor.ca/ This event will feature a demonstration of the
current development version of the TAPoR Portal, including indications of
how tool developers can leverage the features of the TAPoR Portal for
their projects. Lunch and drinks will be served - please let me know by
sending a message to sgsinclair [at] gmail.com if you are able to attend.


Stefan Sinclair

Dr. Stefan Sinclair, Multimedia, McMaster University
Phone: 905.525.9140 x23930; Fax: 905.527.6793
      SOTA, TSH-414, McMaster University
      1280 Main Street West
      Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4M2
         Date: Sat, 07 May 2005 07:55:26 +0100
         From: Terry Butler <Terry.Butler_at_ualberta.ca>
         Subject: CASTA 2005 - Call for Presentations
Please circulate this to colleagues at your universities, and other lists or
venues which would be appropriate.  Thank you.
Call for Presentations (CfP)
CaSTA 2005 Canadian Symposium on Text Analysis
Digital Technologies: Tools, Methods, Solutions
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
October 3-7, 2005
The fourth annual CaSTA Symposium will be held at the University of Alberta
October 3rd through 7th, 2005. The event will:
* bring together scholars from diverse disciplines, whose work shares common
approaches in text encoding, knowledge management, and digital approaches to
scholarly communication
* be a forum for discussion of best practices, and sharing of insights, tools
and approaches in these fields
* provide hands-on, practical workshop and discussion activities for scholars
considering or underway with projects of this type
To achieve these goals, we are running a series of discipline-specific
workshops, seminars, and forums during the week.  Invited experts will conduct
workshops, lead seminars, and provide personal consultation on scholarly
projects which use text encoding and text transformation technologies.
Outline of Each Day's Activities
Workshop 08:30 - 10:00
   break   10:00 - 10:30
Seminar  10:30 - 12:00
   lunch   12:00 -  1:30
Project Consultations  1:30 - 3:00
   break    3:00 -  3:30
Forum     3:30 -  5:00
This is a Call for Presentations for graduate students working in one for=
disciplines (or related areas):
* linguistics
* anthropology
* information science
* digital editing
* scholarly editions on the web
Suitable subjects for presentations include (but are not strictly limited to):
* text encoding, hypertext, text corpora, natural language processing,
linguistics, translation studies, literary studies, text analysis, digital
* information design in the humanities, including visualization,
simulation, and
The presentations may be in either one of these formats:
   A poster taking up no more than 6' x 4' (2m x 1.2m).
   A demonstration of a computer-based research approach, software program, or
A scheduled block of time will allocated each day for poster presentations;
presenters will have an opportunity to discuss their work with colleagues and
answer questions. The posters will remain on display throughout the conference,
if the presenter wishes it.  The software demonstrations will also be scheduled
for a specific time period each day; the presenter will have about 15 minutes
to make their presentation, with an additional 10 minutes for questions and
Submissions will be refereed.
Participating graduate students will have the opportunity to sign up for
workshops, symposia, personal consultations and forums with invited experts
from a number of fields.
How to submit a proposal
Prepare a short abstract (about 350 - 500 words) which describes your research
proposal.  Please make clear how your research uses or addresses issues
relating to text encoding, knowledge management, or digital approaches in the
Please send your proposal to:
In addition to the abstract, please indicate your technical requirements
(if you are proposing a software demonstration): are you bringing your own
(what is its make and operating system?); do you wish us to provide a computer
(Macintosh, PC, or Unix? specific operating system required? specific software
required? what version? CD-ROM or DVD player needed? audio? resolution
The deadline for submissions is:
    Tuesday, July 12, 2005
We hope to be able to response to the accepted applicants by:
    Thursday, July 28, 2005
For more information, or questions, contact:
Financial Support
A small number of travel bursaries are available, which will cover the cost of
travel to and from Edmonton, for graduate students whose proposals are judged
to be the best.
Registration for the conference will be available on the CaSTA website:
Terry Butler
Director Research Computing
Arts Resource Centre
Received on Mon May 09 2005 - 15:26:53 EDT

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