19.738 IBM & the humanities? extracting information from fiction?

From: Humanist Discussion Group <willard.mccarty_at_KCL.AC.UK>
Date: Mon, 1 May 2006 08:57:48 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 19, No. 738.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: "Edward Vanhoutte" <edward.vanhoutte_at_kantl.be> (23)
         Subject: IBM and the humanities

   [2] From: "Amsler, Robert" <Robert.Amsler_at_hq.doe.gov> (32)
         Subject: FW: [Corpora-List] Information Extraction from
                 Fiction: Collecting Test Data

         Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2006 15:10:35 +0100
         From: "Edward Vanhoutte" <edward.vanhoutte_at_kantl.be>
         Subject: IBM and the humanities

For some time now I've been trying to trace down a copy of the IBM
applications manual 'Introduction to Computers in the Humanities'
(GE20-0382-0) which was used in some computer courses for humanists
in the 1970s. Up to now I have been unsuccessful to find a copy of
that manual in libraries or through the second hand book market, even
to the extent that I start doubting the existence of this book. I
hope the readership of Humanist can help me in tracking down a
surviving copy, or supply me with a copy. Please contact me off-list.


Edward Vanhoutte
Independent Researcher
Associate Editor, Literary and Linguistic Computing
University of Antwerp - CDE
Dept. of Literature
Universiteitsplein 1
b-2610 Wilrijk
edward dot vanhoutte at kantl dot be
         Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2006 15:14:10 +0100
         From: "Amsler, Robert" <Robert.Amsler_at_hq.doe.gov>
         Subject: FW: [Corpora-List] Information Extraction from 
Fiction: Collecting Test Data
This email looks like something for Humanists...
-----Original Message-----
From: owner-corpora_at_lists.uib.no [mailto:owner-corpora_at_lists.uib.no] On
Behalf Of S Givon
Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2006 5:15 AM
To: corpora_at_uib.no
Test Data
Dear all,
My name is Sharon Givon and I'm an MSc student in the Speech & Language
Processing program at the University of Edinburgh. My dissertation
project deals with extracting information from fiction (with
Amazon.com): central characters, relationships between them and main
story events. Unfortunately, no annotated corpus is available for that
purpose, and this is where I need your help.
If you are willing to help, you will find in the attached link a list
of very famous books. If you think you are familiar enough with a story
(either from reading the book or watching the film), please click on
its link to fill in some information about it. You will be asked to
fill in names of central characters, relationships between them and
short description of main events.
If you need to refresh your memory you can use the links to the actual
book texts.
Collecting this information is crucial to my project and will hopefully
be useful for more researchers. I would extremely appreciate it if you
dedicated a few minutes to it. Do not feel like you have to fill in
information for the whole list of titles: a few books would be great
but even one book would be well appreciated.
Here is the link:
Feel free to email me with questions or comments.
Received on Mon May 01 2006 - 04:17:39 EDT

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