19.110 events

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2005 10:31:27 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 19, No. 110.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: Susan Schreibman <sschreib_at_umd.edu> (38)
         Subject: Digital Library Symposium 29 Sept 2005 at U of

   [2] From: Julia Flanders <Julia_Flanders_at_Brown.edu> (29)
         Subject: Workshop: Intensive Intro to TEI, Brown University

   [3] From: Mori Rimon <rimon_at_cs.huji.ac.il> (26)
         Subject: Talk on Machine Learning and Natural Language 7/7/05

   [4] From: "Guizzardi, G. (Giancarlo)" (35)
         Subject: FINAL CFP: VORTE'05 (Extended Deadline) - EDOC
                 Workshop on Vocabulary, Ontologies and Rules for The

   [5] From: lpnmr05_at_mat.unical.it (26)
         Subject: LPNMR'05: Call for Participation

         Date: Sat, 02 Jul 2005 10:19:23 +0100
         From: Susan Schreibman <sschreib_at_umd.edu>
         Subject: Digital Library Symposium 29 Sept 2005 at U of Maryland

The University of Maryland Libraries is delighted to announce a
digital library symposium (29 September 2005) entitled 'The Library
in Bits and Bytes', an official event celebrating the 150th
anniversary of the University of Maryland, College Park, and
pre-symposium workshops, Introduction to XML and the TEI (27-28
September) and 'Demystifying EAD (28 September).

This one-day symposium will reflect on how library practice has
embraced and is challenged by digital library initiatives. Plenary
speakers are:

-- Deanna Marcum (Associate Librarian for Library Services, Library
of Congress) speaking on 'Creating an Organizational Culture to
Support Digital Library Initiatives';

-- Anne Kenney (Associate University Librarian, Cornell University
Library) on 'Five Organizational Stages of Digital Preservation';

-- Paul Conway (Director, Information Technology Services, Duke
University Libraries) on 'Why Is IT So Hard to Do?';

-- G. Sayeed Choudhury (Hodson Director of the Digital Knowledge
Center, Johns Hopkins University) on 'The Cutting Edge: The Next
Generation Digital Library'

The symposium will close with a panel discussion entitled 'Pattern
Recognition: Trends, Forecasts, and Fragments of a Future', chaired
by Matthew G. Kirschenbaum, with Ben Bederson, Allison Druin, Stuart
Moulthrop, and Jennifer Preece.

Pre-symposium workshops (which may be registered for independently)
are a two-day hands-on 'Introduction to XML and the Text Encoding
Initiative (27-28 September) and a one-day (28 September)
introduction to Encoded Archival Description entitled 'Demystifying EAD'.

Full symposium and workshop details are available at

Susan Schreibman, PhD
Assistant Dean
Head of Digital Collections and Research
McKeldin Library
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Phone: 301 314 0358
Fax: 301 314 9408
Email: sschreib_at_umd.edu

         Date: Sat, 02 Jul 2005 10:20:51 +0100
         From: Julia Flanders <Julia_Flanders_at_Brown.edu>
         Subject: Workshop: Intensive Intro to TEI, Brown University

There are still a few spaces left in the intensive TEI workshop being
taught this August at Brown University:

August 11-13, 2005
Brown University
Co-sponsored by the Scholarly Technology Group and the Women Writers
Project, in conjunction with Summer and Continuing Education at Brown


The Scholarly Technology Group and the Women Writers Project are
offering a new three-day workshop on text encoding with the TEI
Guidelines. This intensive hands-on introduction will cover the
basics of TEI encoding, including a discussion of stylesheets and XML
publication tools, project planning, and funding issues. The workshop
is designed to help encoding novices get quickly up to speed on basic
text encoding, with particular emphasis on the transcription of
primary sources and archival materials. Archivists, librarians,
digital project managers, humanities faculty and graduate students
might all find this workshop a useful background for a closer
engagement with text encoding theory and practice. The course will be
taught by Julia Flanders, Syd Bauman, and Patrick Yott.

Attendees are welcome to bring materials from their own projects for
discussion and practice.

The course fee is $575, with low-cost accommodation available on the
Brown campus. To register, or for more information, please visit the
site above.

Thanks! Julia

Julia Flanders
Women Writers Project
Brown University

         Date: Sat, 02 Jul 2005 10:23:22 +0100
         From: Mori Rimon <rimon_at_cs.huji.ac.il>
         Subject: Talk on Machine Learning and Natural Language 7/7/05

Title: Machine Learning and the Cognitive Basis of Natural Language
Speaker: Shalom Lappin, Department of Computer Science,
           King's College, London
Time: Thursday 7/7/2005 15:00
Place: The Hebrew University, Giv'at Ram, Jerusalem
           Edelstein center, Levi building, room 324

The past fifteen years have seen a massive expansion in the application of
information theoretic and machine learning methods to natural language
processing. This work has yielded impressive results in accuracy and
coverage for engineering systems addressing a wide variety of tasks in
areas like speech recognition, morphological analysis, parsing, semantic
interpretation, and dialogue management. We can also consider whether the
inductive learning mechanisms that these methods employ have consequences
not simply for natural language engineering, but for our understanding of
the cognitive basis of human language acquisition and processing. Most
machine learning has used supervised learning techniques. These have
limited implications for theories of human language learning, given that
they require annotation of the training data with the structures and rules
that are to be learned. However, recently there has been an increasing
amount of promising research on unsupervised machine learning of
linguistic knowledge. The results of this research suggest the
computational viability of the view that general cognitive learning and
projection mechanisms with limited bias in naltural language models,
rather than a richly articulated language faculty may be sufficient to
support language acquistion and intepretation.

         Date: Sat, 02 Jul 2005 10:24:12 +0100
         From: "Guizzardi, G. (Giancarlo)" <g.guizzardi_at_ewi.utwente.nl>
         Subject: FINAL CFP: VORTE'05 (Extended Deadline) - EDOC
Workshop on Vocabulary, Ontologies and Rules for The Enterprise

Due to many requests we have decided to extend the deadline to July, 11th.
We apologise if you receive multiple copies of this announcement


International EDOC Workshop on

as part of the
The 9th International IEEE Enterprise
Distributed Object Computing Conference
19-23 September 2005, Enschede, The netherlands


Vocabularies, ontologies and rules are key components of a
model-driven approach to enterprise computing in a networked economy.
VORTE is the first of what
we hope will be many workshops that bring together researchers and
practitioners in areas such as philosophical ontology, enterprise
modeling, information
systems, semantic web, MDA (Model-Driven Architecture) and business
rules to discuss the role of foundational and lightweight ontologies
in the development
of conceptual tools for enterprise computing.

The Workshop Encourages Submissions on topics including
(but not limited to) the following:

* Business Vocabularies
* Business Rules
* Enterprise Integration and Interoperability
* Ontological Foundations for Conceptual Modeling and Metamodeling
* Vocabularies and Foundational Ontologies for Enterprise Information Systems
* Enterprise Modeling and Simulation
* Foundations for the Model-Driven Architecture (MDA)
* Enterprise Computing and the Semantic Web
* Enterprise Reference Architectures
* Enterprise Domain Engineering


         Date: Sat, 02 Jul 2005 10:27:44 +0100
         From: lpnmr05_at_mat.unical.it
         Subject: LPNMR'05: Call for Participation

                                Call for Participation

                 8th International Conference on Logic Programming
                         and Nonmonotonic Reasoning

                           Diamante, Cosenza, Italy
                             September 5-8, 2005


LPNMR'05 is the eighth in the series of international meetings on logic
programming and nonmonotonic reasoning. Seven previous meetings were held
in Washington, D.C., (1991), in Lisbon, Portugal (1993), in Lexington,
Kentucky (1995), in Dagstuhl, Germany (1997), in El Paso, Texas (1999),
in Vienna, Austria (2001), and in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (2004).

LPNMR'05 is organized by the Department of Mathematics of University
of Calabria (Italy), and will be co-located with the INFOMIX Workshop
on Data Integration.


LPNMR is a forum for exchanging ideas on declarative logic programming,
nonmonotonic reasoning and knowledge representation. The aim of the conference
is to facilitate interactions between researchers interested in the design
and implementation of logic based programming languages and database systems,
and researchers who work in the areas of knowledge representation and
nonmonotonic reasoning. LPNMR strives to encompass these theoretical and
exprimental studies that lead to the construction of practical systems
for declarative programming and knowledge representation.

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