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Humanist Archives: Dec. 17, 2019, 10:21 a.m. Humanist 33.500 - NEH Institute in textual modelling & editions; workshop on language technologies cfp

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 500.
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    [1]    From: Elli Bleeker 
           Subject: Call for Applications: NEH Institute "Advanced digital editing: modeling the text and making the edition" (176)

    [2]    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


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


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.


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.


   - 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
   - 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
   - Juola, Patrick (Duquesne University; stylometry and authorship
   - Langmead, Alison (University of Pittsburgh, sustainability)
   - Higgins, Shea (University of Pittsburgh, architecture, UX, UI, and
   - 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)


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

   - 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 djbpitt+neh@pitt.edu. 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 djbpitt+neh@pitt.edu.

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: djbpitt+neh@pitt.edu


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, sharp-l@list.indiana.edu), 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


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


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


   *     17 February 2020: submissions due
   *     10 March 2020: notifications to authors
   *     27 March 2020: camera-ready due
   *     12 May 2020: workshop


   *     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.


   *     Marco Passarotti
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.

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