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Humanist Archives: Jan. 14, 2020, 7:56 a.m. Humanist 33.545 - events: right-to-left languages; an information system; library history; Arabic NLP

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 545.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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    [1]    From: Willard McCarty 
           Subject: Extended Deadline: Right to left languages workshop, 7 June 2020 (52)

    [2]    From: Francesco Borghesi (francesco.borghesi@sydney.edu.au)
           Subject: Heurist Workshop tomorrow at Sydney and Library History Symposium in February at the State Library (80)

    [3]    From: Wajdi Zaghouani 
           Subject: 2nd CFP: The Fifth Arabic NLP Workshop / Shared Task Collocated With COLING 2020 (71)

        Date: 2020-01-14 07:26:33+00:00
        From: Willard McCarty 
        Subject: Extended Deadline: Right to left languages workshop, 7 June 2020

EXTENDED DEADLINE 15 February 2020

In cooperation with the Digital Humanities Summer Institute
(https://dhsi.org/) (Victoria,
Canada) a workshop "TЯ" on Right-to-Left languages and digital
scholarship will be held on *7 June 2020*.

#Right2Left at #DHSI2020 is interested in exploring challenges,
opportunities, and implications that are distinctive to digital work in
languages written from right to left such as Arabic, Hebrew, Persian,
and Syriac. We are soliciting proposals for a half-day workshop, between
the first and second week of DHSI.

Topics for exploration might include:

-multi-directional texts
-digital methods and RTL scripts
-RTL workarounds
-pre-Unicode histories of RTL digital environments
-LTR transliteration/approximation of RTL languages
-digital literacies in RTL environments
-minimal RTL computing
-digital pedagogy for RTL languages
-localisation for RTL cultures
-rethinking DH for RTL languages
-RTL digital cultures and the humanities
-RTL digitality for research and pedagogy in the social sciences
-RTL digital cultures and public users€™ behaviour

The workshop will include presentations, lightning talks of work in
progress or future research ideas, field reports, brainstorming
sessions, tool demos, and an opportunity for social networking. *If you
are interested in participating, please send your expression of interest
indicating both your topic and the desired format of your participation
to rtlright2left@gmail.com (mailto:rtlright2left@gmail.com) by 15
February 2020. *

Include in your submission a short bio statement of no more than 150 words.

David Joseph Wrisley
Associate Professor of Digital Humanities
NYU Abu Dhabi
Office Tel (UAE): +971 2 628 5801
(http://djwrisley.com) @DJWrisley

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        Date: 2020-01-14 07:25:57+00:00
        From: Francesco Borghesi (francesco.borghesi@sydney.edu.au)
        Subject: Heurist Workshop tomorrow at Sydney and Library History Symposium in February at the State Library

Dear All,

please find below details regarding two upcoming events: a workshop on
Heurist to be conducted tomorrow by Ian Johnson, and a symposium
organized by Simon Burrows for the 18^th of February at the State
Library of New South Wales.

All the best,



Building a Humanities information system for your project without
coding (Heurist workshop)

Dr Ian Johnson

Wed 15th Jan, 10am - 4pm, Rm 323 Brennan

Heurist is a flexible Humanities information system developed at and run
as a free service at the University of Sydney. It allows researchers to
develop and manage rich, heterogeneous databases and accompanying
websites without dependence on technical support. It is accessed through
a web browser, requiring no installation and providing medium to
long-term maintenance (some databases already date back 15 years)
through shared infrastructure.

This will be a freeform drop-in session to which new users can bring
information about their project with the aim of creating a 'starter'
database and website which they can develop further as their needs and
skills evolve. Existing users are welcome to bring specific questions or
to learn new skills.

No prior knowledge, programming skills or Heurist experience required.
The first hour will provide some initial orientation for new users, but
you are welcome to come at any time.

Some existing Heurist projects at the University
includeDigitalHarlem.org (http://DigitalHarlem.org),ExpertNation.org
(https://Beyond1914.sydney.edu.au). For more information
visitHeuristNetwork.org (http://HeuristNetwork.org)


From: Simon Burrows (S.Burrows@westernsydney.edu.au)
Subject: Library History Seminar

Dear Colleagues

Please find attached a flier for the first major WSU DHRG-sponsored
event of next year, a one-day symposium entitled:

"The Subscription Library Movement, Reading Cultures and the Early
History of the State Library of New South Wales"

Date: 18 February 2020

Venue: Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library of New South Wales

The symposium is the first impact event of the British Arts and
Humanities Research Council funded ‘Libraries and Community Formation in
the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic’, based at the University of Liverpool
(UK), and on which WSU and the State Library are partnering.

The symposium will involve speakers from Western, Liverpool University
(UK), ANU, University of Helsinki, University of Glasgow and the State
Library of NSW.

Bookings available at the link below (nb. Registration includes lunch).


Please feel free to circulate this around your networks.

Simon Burrows

Subscription Library Movement Seminar - 18FEB20.pdf: https://dhhumanist.org/att/85691/att00/ 

        Date: 2020-01-13 11:42:04+00:00
        From: Wajdi Zaghouani 
        Subject: 2nd CFP: The Fifth Arabic NLP Workshop / Shared Task Collocated With COLING 2020

==== Call for Papers ====

The 5th Arabic Natural Language Processing Workshop/Shared Task (WANLP-5
2020 (https://sites.google.com/view/wanlp-2020)) will be a full day event
taking place on September 13, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. The workshop is
collocated with COLING 2020 (https://coling2020.org/).

Workshop URL: https://sites.google.com/view/wanlp-2020

We invite submissions on topics that include, but are not limited to, the

-    Basic core technologies: morphological analysis, disambiguation,
tokenization, POS tagging, named entity detection, chunking, parsing,
semantic role labeling, sentiment analysis, Arabic dialect modeling, etc.
-   Applications: machine translation, speech recognition, speech
synthesis, optical character recognition, pedagogy, assistive technologies,
social media, etc.
-    Resources: dictionaries, annotated data, corpus, etc.

Submissions may include work in progress as well as finished work.
Submissions must have a clear focus on specific issues pertaining to the
Arabic language whether it is standard Arabic, dialectal, or mixed. Papers
on other languages sharing problems faced by Arabic NLP researchers such as
Semitic languages or languages using Arabic script are welcome.
Additionally, papers on efforts using Arabic resources but targeting other
languages are also welcome. Descriptions of commercial systems are welcome,
but authors should be willing to discuss the details of their work.

Shared Task

Associated with the workshop will be a shared task on Arabic dialect
identification (https://sites.google.com/view/nadi-shared-task). This
shared task targets province-level dialects, and as such will be the first
to focus on naturally-occurring fine-grained dialect at the sub-country

Shared Task URL: https://sites.google.com/view/nadi-shared-task

Important Dates

   - May 20, 2020: Workshop Paper Due Date
   - Jun 24, 2020: Notification of Acceptance
   - Jul 11, 2020: Camera-ready Papers Due
   - Sep 13: Workshop Date

Submission Details

Submissions are expected to be up to 8 pages long plus any number of pages
for references. Final versions of long papers will be given one additional
page of content (up to 9 pages) so that reviewers’ comments can be taken
into account. Submissions will be done via softconf.

Submission Link: https://www.softconf.com/coling2020/WANLP2020/


For questions or comments regarding  WANLP-5 you may contact Wajdi
Zaghouani: wzaghouani@hbku.edu.qa


Wajdi Zaghouani, Ph.D.
CHSS PhD Program Coordinator/Assistant Professor College of Humanities
and Social Sciences
Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU)
P.O. Box: 34110 | Doha - Qatar
Tel: +974 4454 5601 | Mob: +974 3345 4992
wzaghouani@hbku.edu.qa | Twitter: @wzaghouani
Office A141, Penrose House (LAS Building)

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