19.620 conferences

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2006 05:45:48 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 19, No. 620.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: Carlos Areces <Carlos.Areces_at_loria.fr> (50)
         Subject: CFP: Resource-Scarce Language Engineering

   [2] From: Carlos Areces <Carlos.Areces_at_loria.fr> (43)
         Subject: CFP: Workshop Concord Phenomena and the Syntax
                 Semantics Interface

   [3] From: "UCHRI Communications" <sect_at_uci.edu> (62)
         Subject: technoSpheres: FutureS of Thinking - Summer 2006

         Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2006 05:28:33 +0000
         From: Carlos Areces <Carlos.Areces_at_loria.fr>
         Subject: CFP: Resource-Scarce Language Engineering

2ND CALL FOR PAPERS (20 February, 2006)
Resource-Scarce Language Engineering
31 July - 4 August, 2006

organized as part of the
European Summer School on Logic, Language and Information
ESSLLI 2006 http://esslli2006.lcc.uma.es/
31 July - 11 August, 2006 in Malaga

Workshop Organizer:
    Edward Garrett <egarrett_at_emich.edu>

Workshop Purpose:
    This workshop will bring together scientists from academia and
    industry, as well as advanced PhD students, to present and discuss
    research on the theoretical and practical challenges of engineering
    resource-scarce languages. We intend to provide an inclusive forum
    for exchanging ideas on a broad range of topics in areas represented
    by ESSLLI, including basic text processing, speech analysis, and
    machine translation.

Workshop Topics:
    Seen through one lens, "resource-scarce languages" are languages
    for which few digital resources exist; and thus, languages whose
    computerization poses unique challenges. Through another lens,
    "resource-scarce languages" are languages with limited financial,
    political, and legal resources, languages that lack the clout or
    global importance of the world's major languages.

    In spite of these challenges, resource-scarce languages and
    their speakers are not being ignored. Individuals, governments,
    and companies alike are busy developing technologies and tools
    to support such languages. They are driven by a variety of
    motivations - from the desire among academics and community
    activists to preserve or revitalize endangered or threatened
    languages - to the desire by governments to promote minority
    languages - to the need by other governments to detect hostile
    chatter in diverse tongues - to the strategy of some companies to
    enhance their stature in emerging markets such as China and
    South America.

    Recognizing the above trend, this workshop will serve as a forum
    for the discussion of academic and industrial research on resource-
    scarce language engineering. Possible topics include but are not
    limited to:

      - multilingual text processing and the Unicode Standard
      - machine translation and speech recognition with minimal
        training data
      - rapid portability of existing language technologies to new languages
      - the use of multilingual resources for monolingual annotation
      - the annotation of new language data on the basis of knowledge
        of related languages
      - coping with data of inconsistent or uneven quality or coverage

    In addition, there will be a shared task on a specific resource-
    scarce language - Tibetan (details to be announced separately).


         Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2006 05:29:31 +0000
         From: Carlos Areces <Carlos.Areces_at_loria.fr>
         Subject: CFP: Workshop Concord Phenomena and the Syntax
Semantics Interface

Deadline March 1, 2006

Workshop Concord Phenomena and the Syntax Semantics Interface
August 7 -- 11, 2006

organized as part of the
European Summer School on Logic, Language and Information
ESSLLI 2006 http://esslli2006.lcc.uma.es/
31 July - 11 August, 2006 in Malaga, Spain

          *Concord Phenomena*
In natural languages a functional operation can be
manifested more than once in the morphosyntax of one
sentence. Most notable are the phenomena of negative
concord (where several negative elements contribute
to one negation) and sequence of tense phenomena,
where the same happens in the temporal domain. Similar
observations can be made regarding the domain of mood,
case-agreement, multiple Wh, and conditional sentences.
On a general and intuitive level, the similarities are

          *Thematic Questions*
These phenomena have each been studied in various
domains, from both an empirical and a theoretical
point of view. With this workshop we want to solicit
contributions which approach the phenomena from a
general, cross-categorial perspective: across the
various domains, theoretical, and typological as well.
Thematic questions: What should be the logical form of those
constructions? To what extent (at what cost) does it
allow for a compositional treatment? How similar and
how general are the phenomena really? What do these
phenomena tell us about the model of grammar?

More details can be found on our website.

Deadline for submissions: March 1,
by email to either one of the organizers
mentioned below.

With kind regards,

Paul Dekker (p.j.e.dekker_at_uva.nl)
Hedde Zeijlstra (hedde.zeijlstra_at_uni-tuebingen.de)

Paul Dekker -- ILLC/Department of Philosophy -- University of Amsterdam
-- Nieuwe Doelenstraat 15 -- NL-1012 CP Amsterdam -- The Netherlands --
tel: +31 20 5254541 / fax: +31 20 5254503 -- email: p.j.e.dekker_at_uva.nl

         Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2006 05:34:22 +0000
         From: "UCHRI Communications" <sect_at_uci.edu>
         Subject: technoSpheres: FutureS of Thinking - Summer 2006



   technoSpheres: FutureS of Thinking

The UC Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI)
invites applications from innovative, creative
thinkers and scholars -- faculty of all ranks,
students and IT intellectuals -- to participate
in the third annual Seminar in Experimental
Critical Theory (SECT). Join world-renowned
technology, humanities, arts and social science theorists for SECT III.

Event Date: August 14-25, 2006

Event Location: UC Irvine Campus

Application Deadline: March 15, 2006

Program Overview

Participants in the 2006 Seminar will explore new
ways of thinking about and with technology. The
Seminar will include paired conversations between
cutting edge technological innovators and
experimental humanists, artists and social
scientists, around the many issues that engage
the human and the technological. The Seminar will
also include demonstrations of new technological
devices, their applications and scholarly
practices. Participants will have opportunities
to engage with new digital applications in the
context of small-group workshops, large-group
social networking exercises and art/technology installations.

Craig Calhoun: President, Social Science Research
Council. Social Science Professor, New York University.

Katherine Hayles: English Professor, UCLA. Author, How We
Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and

Geert Lovink: Media theorist and activist. Co-founder
of the international mailing list Nettime and The
Digital City. Member of Adilkno, the Foundation
for the Advancement of Illegal Knowledge.

Larry Smarr: Founding Director, California Institute
for Telecommunications and Information Technology
CAL(IT)2 and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA).

Anne Balsamo, Director of Academic Programs, USC's
Institute for Multimedia Literacy; Professor,
Interactive Media and Gender Studies; and
Founding Partner, Onomy Labs -- in partnership
with sect_at_uci.edu or (949) 824-8900.

Program subject to change | Graphic: Christine A. Aschan

307 Administration, Irvine, California 92697-3350
(949) 824 8900 =95 Fax: (949) 824-2115 sect_at_uci.edu

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