Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 500. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org  From: Elli Bleeker
Subject: Call for Applications: NEH Institute "Advanced digital editing: modeling the text and making the edition" (176)  From: Sprugnoli Rachele Subject: CFP: 1st Workshop on Language Technologies for Historical and Ancient LAnguages (LT4HALA) (158) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: 2019-12-16 10:40:34+00:00 From: Elli Bleeker Subject: Call for Applications: NEH Institute "Advanced digital editing: modeling the text and making the edition" Dear colleagues, Please consider the call for applications below. Best wishes, Elli Bleeker ----- Call for applications : "Advanced digital editing: modeling the text and making the edition" A summer 2020 NEH Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities Application deadline: Applications are due Friday, February 28, 2020. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by Monday, March 23, 2020 Institute dates: Monday, July 6 through Friday, July 17, 2020 Synopsis The University of Pittsburgh is pleased to invite applications to an NEH Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities for summer 2020 entitled "Advanced digital editing: modeling the text and making the edition". The target audience for this two-week workshop is textual scholars who are already comfortable editing their digital texts in TEI XML or comparable alternatives; the goal of the Institute is to assist them in moving beyond textual editing to imagining, creating, and publishing research-driven, theoretically and methodologically innovative digital editions. Rationale Digital humanists already have access to workshops and tutorials to help them learn to transcribe, edit, and tag a text in preparation for publishing a digital edition. These training resources play a vital role in empowering editors to formalize and instantiate their interpretations as markup, so as to make them available for subsequent analysis. Nonetheless, sophisticated markup expertise alone is not enough to make an edition; learning nothing more than tagging may leave scholars staring at their angle brackets and wondering what to do next. Understanding how to turn a set of tagged texts into a customized, goal-oriented research edition is crucial for scholars who wish to ask original questions of their documents and produce innovative editions. Digital humanists cannot build editions that break methodological ground solely on the basis of solutions prepared largely by others. For that reason, the focus of this Institute is on the creation of digital editions motivated by project-specific research questions and implemented from a perspective driven first by theory of edition, second by editorial methodology, and necessarily but less importantly by specific toolkits. In this respect we foreground not learning a particular programming language, technology, or framework, but learning to think and act digitally about the process of creating a digital edition. Because tools and technologies come and go, the Institute emphasizes learning to translate original, technology-informed thinking about editions into implementations of those editions, rather than on 'tooling up' in the context of currently popular frameworks. In this respect, the Institute recognizes thinking digitally in ways driven by project-specific research goals as the most important feature of sustainable Digital Humanities training and education. Program The Institute will introduce textual and manuscript scholars to a powerful and broad-reaching set of digital methods and technologies, grounded in a context that prioritizes a research-driven theory of edition. Participants will engage with the entire editorial process, from document analysis to editing to publication, leading to the production and publication of a collaborative edition. Throughout the Institute, participants will discuss how the theoretical and practical skills they are acquiring will be applied in their own work, culminating in the final day's presentations and review of the collaborative process. The Institute will meet at the main (Oakland) campus of the University of Pittsburgh from Monday, July 6, 2020 through Friday, July 17, 2020 and will draw on an international faculty of distinguished scholars, practitioners, and teachers of digital philology from several collaborating institutions. Instructors - Birnbaum, David J. (University of Pittsburgh; Institute Director) - Bleeker, Elli (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences) - Cayless, Hugh (Duke University) - Haentjens Dekker, Ronald (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences) - Keane, Gabi (University of Pittsburgh) - Kulsdom, Astrid (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences) - Olsson, Leif-Jöran (University of Gothenburg) - Wicentowski, Joseph (US Department of State) Guest instructors - Beshero-Bondar, Elisa (University of Pittsburgh, social network analysis) - Juola, Patrick (Duquesne University; stylometry and authorship attribution) - Langmead, Alison (University of Pittsburgh, sustainability) - Higgins, Shea (University of Pittsburgh, architecture, UX, UI, and visualization) - Witt, Jeffrey (Loyola University Maryland; IIIF) The instructors will be assisted by - Schwarz, Emma (Senior Institute Assistant, University of Pittsburgh) - Watkins, Samantha (Sam) (Institute Assistant, University of Pittsburgh) Details Applicants should already be familiar with digital textual editing in TEI XML or similar technologies and should be seeking guidance and training in how to move their texts into innovative digital editions that will enable them to explore project-specific research questions. Evidence of meaningful prior hands-on digital textual editing experience is required, but prior experience in programming for textual exploration and publication is not. For budgetary reasons, preference will be given to applications from within North America. Participants accepted to the Institute will receive a travel allowance, complimentary accommodation in single-occupancy dormitory rooms with private bath, and a complimentary meal plan in the University Dining Services in lieu of per diem. Participants must bring their own laptops, which must run one of the following operating systems: Mac OS X (10.11 [El Capitan] or later), Windows 10 (version 1909 or later), or GNU/Linux (any distribution); mobile and cloud-based operating systems, such as iOS and Chrome OS, are not supported. We welcome scholars at all career levels from graduate students through senior faculty. Applications to the Institute should include the following: - A one- to two-page statement about how participation in the Institute will enhance the scholarly and professional goals of the applicant. This statement should describe the digital edition project that the applicant plans to pursue or undertake, with special attention to the research questions motivating the creation of that edition. Preference will be shown to applications that articulate a clear understanding of the textual research potential of digital scholarly editions. - A one-page description of the applicant's experience with textual editing. Prior experience in programming for text processing is neither required nor expected, but those who have such experience should describe it here. If participants have prior experience with X-technologies for transformation and publication (XSLT, XQuery) they should list it here as well.Brief CV (maximum of two pages), concentrating on textual editing and Digital Humanities experience. - Participants are required to participate full-time in the Institute for the two weeks that they are in residence and must confirm that they will not undertake other significant commitments during the Institute period. Participants should plan to arrive on Sunday, July 5, 2020 and depart on Saturday, July 18, 2020. All application materials should be submitted by email as a single PDF file to email@example.com. The deadline for applications is Friday, February 28, 2020, and applicants will be notified about acceptance by Monday, March 23, 2020. Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. David J. Birnbaum, Institute Director Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures Faculty Fellow, University Honors College Faculty Affiliate, Digital Studies and Methods University of Pittsburgh Email: email@example.com Distribution This announcement has been posted to Humanist ((http://dhhumanist.org/)), Digital Classicist ((http://www.digitalclassicist.org/)), Digital Medievalist ((https://digitalmedievalist.wordpress.com/)), TEI-L ((https://tei-c.org/support/#tei-l)), Scholarly Editing (SEDIT-L, http://www2004.lsoft.se/scripts/wl.exe?SL1=sedit-l&H=listserv.umd.edu), and WWP-Encoding ((https://listserv.neu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=wwp-encoding)). DiXiT fellows, Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP-L, firstname.lastname@example.org), members of the European Society for Textual Scholarship (ESTS, https://textualscholarship.eu/). Please circulate. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: 2019-12-16 08:29:49+00:00 From: Sprugnoli Rachele Subject: CFP: 1st Workshop on Language Technologies for Historical and Ancient LAnguages (LT4HALA) Call for Papers: 1st Workshop on Language Technologies for Historical and Ancient LAnguages (LT4HALA) * Website:https://circse.github.io/LT4HALA/ * Date: May 12, 2020 * Place: co-located with LREC 2020 (https://lrec2020.lrec-conf.org/), May 11-16, Marseille, France Description LT4HALA is a one-day workshopthat seeks to bring together scholars who are developing and/or are using Language Technologies (LTs) for historically attested languages, so to foster cross-fertilization between the Computational Linguistics community and the areas in the Humanities dealing with historical linguistic data, e.g. historians, philologists, linguists, archaeologists and literary scholars. Despite the current availability of large collections of digitized texts written in historical languages, such interdisciplinary collaboration is still hampered by the limited availability of annotated linguistic resources for most of the historical languages. Creating such resources is a challenge and an obligation for LTs, both to support historical linguistic research with the most updated technologies and to preserve those precious linguistic data that survived from past times. Relevant topics for the workshop include, but are not limited to: * handling spelling variation; * detection and correction of OCR errors; * creation and annotation of digital resources; * deciphering; * morphological/syntactic/semantic analysis of textual data; * adaptation of tools to address diachronic/diatopic/diastratic variation in texts; * teaching ancient languages with NLP tools; * NLP-driven theoretical studies in historical linguistics; * evaluation of NLP tools. Shared Tasks Just because of the limited amount of data preserved for historical and ancient languages, an important role is played by evaluation practices, to understand the level of accuracy of the NLP tools used to build and analyze resources. Given the prominence of Latin, by virtue of its wide diachronic and diatopic span covering two millennia all over Europe, the workshop will host the first edition of EvaLatin (https://circse.github.io/LT4HALA/EvaLatin), an evaluation campaign entirely devoted to the evaluation of NLP tools for Latin. The first edition of EvaLatin will focus on two tasks (i.e. Lemmatization and PoS tagging), each featuring three sub-tasks (i.e. Classical, Cross-Genre, Cross-Time). These sub-tasks are designed to measure the impact of genre and diachrony on NLP tools performances, a relevant aspect to keep in mind when dealing with the diachronic and diatopic diversity of Latin. Training data, evaluation script and guidelines are already available online. Submissions For the workshop, we invite papers of different types such as experimental papers, reproduction papers, resource papers, position papers, survey papers. Both long and short papers describing original and unpublished work are welcome. Long papers should deal with substantial completed research and/or report on the development of new methodologies. They may consist of up to 8 pages of content plus 2 pages of references. Short papers are instead appropriate for reporting on works in progress or for describing a singular tool or project. They may consist of up to 4 pages of content plus 2 pages of references. We encourage the authors of papers reporting experimental results to make their results reproducible and the entire process of analysis replicable, by making the data and the tools they used available. The form of the presentation may be oral or poster, whereas in the proceedings there is no difference between the accepted papers. The submission is NOT anonymous. The LREC official format (https://lrec2020.lrec-conf.org/en/submission2020/authors-kit/) is requested. Each paper will be reviewed but three independent reviewers. As for EvaLatin (https://circse.github.io/LT4HALA/EvaLatin), participants will be required to submit a technical report for each task (with all the related sub-tasks) they took part in. Technical reports will be included in the proceedings as short papers: the maximum length is 4 pages (excluding references) and they should follow theLREC official format (https://lrec2020.lrec-conf.org/en/submission2020/authors-kit/). Reports will receive a light review (we will check for the correctness of the format, the exactness of results and ranking, and overall exposition). All participants will have the possibility to present their results at the workshop: we will allocate an oral session and a poster session fully devoted to the shared tasks. Important Dates Workshop * 17 February 2020: submissions due * 10 March 2020: notifications to authors * 27 March 2020: camera-ready due * 12 May 2020: workshop EvaLatin * 10 December 2019: training data available * Evaluation Window I - Task: Lemmatization o 17 February 2020: test data available o 21 February 2020 system results due to organizers * Evaluation Window II - Task: PoS tagging o 24 February 2020: test data available o 28 February 2020: system results due to organizers * 6 March 2020: assessment returned to participants * 27 March 2020: reports due to organizers * 10 April 2020: camera ready version of reports due to organizers * 12 May 2020: workshop Share your LRs! Describing your LRs in theLRE Map (http://lremap.elra.info/)is now a normal practice in the submission procedure of LREC (introduced in 2010 and adopted by other conferences). To continue the efforts initiated at LREC 2014 about Sharing LRs (data, tools, web-services, etc.), authors will have the possibility, when submitting a paper, to upload LRs in a special LREC repository. This effort of sharing LRs, linked to the LRE Map for their description, may become a new regular feature for conferences in our field, thus contributing to creating a common repository where everyone can deposit and share data. ISLRN number As scientific work requires accurate citations of referenced work so as to allow the community to understand the whole context and also replicate the experiments conducted by other researchers, LREC 2020 endorses the need to uniquely Identify LRs through the use of the International Standard Language Resource Number (ISLRN (https://circse.github.io/LT4HALA/www.islrn.org)), a Persistent Unique Identifier to be assigned to each Language Resource. The assignment of ISLRNs to LRs cited in LREC papers will be offered at submission time. Organizers * Marco Passarotti (https://docenti.unicatt.it/ppd2/en/#/en/docenti/14144/marco-carlo- passarotti/profilo), Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore,Milan, Italy; * Rachele Sprugnoli (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Rachele_Sprugnoli), Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore,Milan, Italy. [...] Contact rachele.sprugnoli[AT]unicatt.it Please, write 'LT4HALA' or 'EvaLatin' in the subject of your email. _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: email@example.com List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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