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From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2007 12:08:59 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 21, No. 229.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk> (129)
         Subject: Global Interoperability for Language Resources

   [2] From: dhms_at_labe.felk.cvut.cz (38)
         Subject: DHMS 2008 - Submission deadline postponed to September

   [3] From: simon mahony <simon.mahony_at_KCL.AC.UK> (48)
         Subject: English Medieval Latin Charters: Attribution and
                 Exploration through textual analyses

         Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2007 07:47:40 +0100
         From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: Global Interoperability for Language Resources

Interoperability for Language Resources
From: Nancy Ide <ide_at_cs.vassar.edu>
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2007 11:09:16 -0400

First International Conference on Global Interoperability
for Language Resources

City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
9-11 January 2008

Language resources, including not only corpora but also
lexicons, knowledge bases and ontologies, grammars, etc.
support the development of language processing applications
that are increasingly important to the global society.
Substantial effort has been devoted to the creation of such
resources for the world's major languages over the past
decades, and new projects are developing similar resources
for less widely-used languages. Some standards and best
practices have emerged for representing and linking
language corpora and annotations, efforts such as "Global
WordNet" and the development of framenets in multiple
languages seek to create and link specific lexical and
semantic resources across languages, and there are efforts
to integrate such resources into general ontologies such as
SUMO and to enable common access to ontologies spread across
the World Wide Web. As the need for cross-lingual studies and
applications grows, it is increasingly important to develop
resources in the world's languages that can be compared and
linked, used and analyzed with common software, and that
contain linguistic information for the same or comparable
phenomena. We envision the eventual development of a
"global web" of language resources, wherein, for example,
linguistically-annotated corpora in multiple languages are
inter-linked via the use of common categories, or
categories that are mapped to one another; resources such
as wordnets and framenets are linked not only to versions
in different languages, but also to each other; and common
representations enable analysis and use of resources in
different languages and of different types within available

The first international conference on Global
Interoperability for Language Resources will bring together
designers, developers, and users of corpora and other
language resources from across the globe, in order to:

o assess the state of the art in methods and schemes for
     resource representation, annotation, interlinkage, and
o consider the requirements for (and obstacles to)
     multi-lingual and multi-modal interoperability and
o consider the requirements for achieving interoperability
     among multi-lingual resources of different types,
     including corpora, lexicons, knowledge bases,
     ontologies, etc., as well as the systems and frameworks
     that enable their creation and exploitation;
o consider the ways in which web technologies are and may
     be used to enable resource interoperability and inter-
o work toward the definition of best practice guidelines
     and standards for language resource representation,
     annotation, and use that will enable interoperability;
o consider means to map or harmonize linguistic
     information in order to better enable cross-lingual
o provide direction for developers of resources for less
     widely used languages;
o promote collaboration and cooperation among developers
     of language resources across the globe;
o consider ways to provide central or distributed access
     to language resources developed throughout the world.


Paper submissions are invited on (but not limited to) the
following topics:

o multi-lingual and/or multi-modal language resources,
     with focus on the mechanisms enabling interoperability;
o support for multi-linguality and multi-modality in
     systems/frameworks for resource creation, annotation,
     use, and access;
o existing and proposed standards and best practice guidelines
     for language resources, including standards for linguistic
     annotations at any and all linguistics levels;
o systems, frameworks, and architectures to support the
     development and exploitation of interoperable language
o evaluation of existing resources, systems and
     frameworks, and/or standards in terms of support for
o harmonization, integration, and/or linking of language
     resources, including corpora, wordnets, framenets,
     ontologies, etc.;
o web-based technologies for resource interoperability,
     inter-linkage, and access;
o interoperability of ontologies for language processing
o support for multi-linguality, multi-culturality, and

In addition to full-length paper presentations, the Program Committee
also invites proposals for posters addressing any of the above topics.
Posters describing existing or developing resources or tools that
provide an assessment of needs and/or considerations for interoperability
are especially encouraged.

Accepted papers will be included in conference proceedings,
to be published by City University Press, Hong Kong. A selection
of outstanding conference presentations will be published in a
special issue of the journal "Language Resources and Evaluation".

Submissions should be no more than 8 pages in length,including
bibliography and any appendices. Author
instructions are provided on the conference web site
(http://icgl.ctl.cityu.edu.hk/2008/html/paper.jsp). Submissions are
made through the START system, accessible at http://icgl08.cs.vassar.edu.

Paper submission deadline: 31 August 2007
Notification of acceptance: 30 September 2007
Camera-ready papers due: 15 November 2007
Conference dates: 9-11 January 2008

Nicoletta Calzolari Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Christiane Fellbaum Princeton University, USA
Charles Fillmore International Computer Science Institute,
                          UC Berkeley, USA
Nancy Ide Vassar College, USA
D. Terrence Langendoen University of Arizona and the U.S.
                          National Science Foundation
Eric Nyberg Language Technologies Institute,
                          Carnegie-Mellon University, USA

Dr Willard McCarty | Professor of Humanities Computing | Centre for
Computing in the Humanities | King's College London |
http://staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/~wmccarty/. Et sic in infinitum (Fludd
1617, p. 26).

         Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2007 11:57:18 +0100
         From: dhms_at_labe.felk.cvut.cz
         Subject: DHMS 2008 - Submission deadline postponed to September 15th


2008 IEEE SMC International Conference on DISTRIBUTED HUMAN-MACHINE
SYSTEMS 2008(DHMS 2008)
MARCH 9-12, 2008
Athens, Greece

Sponsored by the Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society

For information about DHMS 2008 visit http://www.action-m.com/dhms2008


DHMS 2008 will provide a unique opportunity for participants from
universities, industry, and government agencies to address
challenges, share solutions, and discuss future research directions
in distributed human-machine systems. A broad range of topics will
combine theory and applications for human- robot/human-machine
interaction and interfaces, distributed intelligent systems and
networks, agent and holonic systems, swarm intelligence, with the
goal of strengthening cooperation of academics, scientists,
researchers and engineers with industry.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Agents and agent-based systems
Biologically inspired systems
Collective robotics
Computational Intelligence
Decentralized systems
Distributed systems
Embedded intelligence
Evolutionary robotics
Genetic and evolutionary computation
Human-machine interfaces
Human-robot interaction
Industrial applications of holonic and agent-based systems
Intelligent systems
Knowledge systems for coalition operations
Swarms, Swarm intelligence
Unmanned systems
Virtual enterprises
Hybrid systems
Virtual reality


         Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2007 11:59:22 +0100
         From: simon mahony <simon.mahony_at_KCL.AC.UK>
         Subject: English Medieval Latin Charters: Attribution and
Exploration through textual analyses

Seminar in Humanities Computing, King's College London

The first seminar in this year's Humanities Computing series will take
place at 1pm on Thursday 30th August 2007 in the Seminar room, 1st
floor, Kay House, 7 Arundel St;

*** English Medieval Latin Charters: Attribution and Exploration through
textual analyses ***

Dr Michael Gervers, University of Toronto

It is estimated that about a million charters survive as originals or
copies from twelfth- and thirteenth-century England, the great majority
of which were issued without dates.

The DEEDS Project, founded at the University of Toronto in 1975, has
developed an XML encoded database of over 9,500 charters from c. 1100
to 1310, dated either internally, or by an editor, to within a year of
the actual date of issue. These conveyances have been extracted from
over 190 printed sources, which in total contain over 100,000
documents. Charter metadata includes chronological and topographical
information, details of the religious house or lay household from which
the document came, and the roles, titles and social status of grantors
and recipients.

All are welcome!

Each year the Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College
London, presents a series of lectures and demonstrations by leading
scholars, postgraduate students and practitioners from across the
disciplines of the humanities and nearby social sciences. The series
aims not only to present work at the leading edge of application but
also to provide a forum in which this work is subject to critical
reflection and thoughtful probing.

Centre for Computing in the Humanities
King's College London
Kay House
7 Arundel Street
London WC2R 3DX

Tel: 020 7848 2861
Fax: 020 7848 2980
Email: cch_at_kcl.ac.uk

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Simon Mahony
Research Associate
Centre for Computing in the Humanities
King's College London
Kay House
7 Arundel St
London WC2R 3DX
Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 2813
Fax: +44 (0)20 7848 2980
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