19.511 CS colloquium; digital humanities conference

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2005 08:57:05 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 19, No. 511.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: Shuly Wintner <shuly_at_cs.haifa.ac.il> (32)
         Subject: University of Haifa Computer Science Colloquium

   [2] From: "John Bonnett" <jbonnett_at_brocku.ca> (18)
         Subject: Reminder 2006 SDH Annual Conference

         Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2005 08:28:50 +0000
         From: Shuly Wintner <shuly_at_cs.haifa.ac.il>
         Subject: University of Haifa Computer Science Colloquium

University of Haifa Computer Science Colloquium
*** Please note the special time and place ***

You are cordially invited to attend the following talk.

Time: Tuesday, December 20, 12:00
Place: Education 566
Speaker: Ingrid Zukerman, School of Computer Science and Software
Engineering, Monash University

Title: A Probabilistic Approach to Argument Interpretation


I will describe a probabilistic argument-interpretation mechanism
embedded in a conversational system. The system is implemented as a
detective game, where the user explores a virtual scenario, and
constructs an argument for a suspect's guilt or innocence. The
interpretation mechanism receives as input an argument entered
through a web interface, and produces an interpretation in terms of
its underlying knowledge representation -- a Bayesian network. Our
mechanism uses an anytime algorithm to propose candidate
interpretations, and selects the interpretation with the highest
posterior probability. The results of our evaluation are encouraging,
with the system generally producing plausible interpretations of
users' arguments.

Bio: Ingrid Zukerman is an Associate Professor in Computer Science at
Monash University. She received her B.Sc. degree in Industrial
Engineering and Management and her M.Sc. degree in Operations
Research from the Technion -- Israel Institute of Technology. She
received her Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from UCLA in 1986.
Since then, she has been working in the Faculty of Information
Technology at Monash University. Her areas of interest are natural
language processing and user modeling.

Shuly Wintner
Computer Science colloquium coordinator
         Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2005 08:41:53 +0000
         From: "John Bonnett" <jbonnett_at_brocku.ca>
         Subject: Reminder 2006 SDH Annual Conference
[Society for Digital Humanities /
Société pour l’étude des Médias Interactifs
(http://www.sdh-semi.org/) annual conference:
"The City: A Festival of Knowledge",
York University (Canada), 29-31 May 2006]
Hello everyone.  Due to a glitch in our e-mail
list, we were unable to send out a final reminder
for submitting paper and panel proposals for the
2006 SDH/SEMI annual conference.
Given that, we've decided to extend the deadline
of this first call for three more days, until
December 18th.  All interested potential
presenters are encouraged to send their proposals to:
We look forward to receiving your proposals.
All the best,
John Bonnett
Conference Committee
Received on Fri Dec 16 2005 - 04:16:15 EST

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