[Humanist] 23.565 events: linguistic annotation, mss encoding, mobility

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Wed Jan 13 07:15:02 CET 2010

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 565.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Julia Flanders <Julia_Flanders at brown.edu>                 (53)
        Subject: call for participation: TEI seminar on manuscript encoding

  [2]   From:    Charles Ess <cmess at drury.edu>                             (74)
        Subject: CATaC'10 second CFP

  [3]   From:    Nianwen Xue <xuen at brandeis.edu>                          (138)
        Subject: Call for Papers: the Fourth Linguistic Annotation Workshop
                (LAW IV)

        Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2010 16:17:26 -0500
        From: Julia Flanders <Julia_Flanders at brown.edu>
        Subject: call for participation: TEI seminar on manuscript encoding

Applications are invited for participation in an advanced TEI seminar  
on manuscript encoding, being held at the University of Nebraska- 
Lincoln, July 21-23, 2010, hosted by the Center for Digital Research  
in the Humanities.

Application deadline is March 1, 2010. Participants will be notified  
by March 12.

This seminar assumes a basic familiarity with TEI, and provide an  
opportunity to explore manuscript encoding topics in more detail, in a  
collaborative workshop setting. We will focus on the detailed  
challenges of encoding manuscript materials, including editorial,  
transcriptional, and interpretive issues and the methods of  
representing these in TEI markup.

This seminar is part of a series funded by the NEH and conducted by  
the Brown University Women Writers Project. They are intended to  
provide a more in-depth look at specific encoding problems and topics  
for people who are already involved in a text encoding project or are  
in the process of planning one. Each event will include a mix of  
presentations, discussion, case studies using participants' projects,  
hands-on practice, and individual consultation. The seminars will be  
strongly project-based: participants will present their projects to  
the group, discuss specific challenges and encoding strategies,  
develop encoding specifications and documentation, and create encoded  
sample documents and templates. We encourage project teams and  
collaborative groups to apply, although individuals are also welcome.  
A basic knowledge of the TEI Guidelines and some prior experience with  
text encoding will be assumed.

Travel funding is available of up to $500 per participant.

For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.wwp.brown.edu/encoding/seminars/ 

The rest of the seminar schedule is as follows:

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Hosted by the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities
July 21-23, 2010
Application deadline: March 1, 2010
This workshop will focus on the encoding of manuscript materials.

University at Buffalo
Hosted by the Digital Humanities Initiative at Buffalo
October 2010 (precise date TBA)
Application deadline: May 17, 2010
This workshop will focus on the encoding of manuscript materials.

University of Maryland
January 2011 (precise date TBA)
Application deadline: September  6, 2010
This workshop will focus on the encoding of contextual information.

Brown University
Hosted by the Center for Digital Scholarship
April 28-30, 2011
Application deadline: December 1, 2010
This workshop will focus on the encoding of contextual information.

Best wishes, Julia

Julia Flanders
Director, Women Writers Project
Brown University

        Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 05:39:46 +0100
        From: Charles Ess <cmess at drury.edu>
        Subject: CATaC'10 second CFP
        In-Reply-To: <20100112063559.BDB2124CE1 at woodward.joyent.us>


It is with particular pleasure that I forward to you the second CFP for
CATaC'10 - please distribute to potentially interested students and

- charles ess
Institut for Informations- og Medievidenskab
Helsingforsgade 14
8200 Århus N.
mail: <imvce at hum.au.dk>
tel: (+45) 8942 9250

Distinguished Research Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies
Drury University, Springfield, Missouri 65802 USA

Exemplary persons seek harmony, not sameness. -- Analects 13.23

diffusion 2.0: computing, mobility, and the next generations
On behalf of the Local and Program Chairs, and the CATaC Executive
Committee, we are very pleased to announce the (second) Call for Papers for
CATaC 2010, “Diffusion 2.0: Computing, mobility, and the next generations”.
(Please see <www.catacconference.org> for further details regarding
accommodations, venue, and more about visiting Vancouver.)
PLEASE NOTE: extended submissions deadline - February 18th 2010.
See the Submissions page  http://blogs.ubc.ca/catac/submissions/  for dates,
formatting requirements, and link to our OCS submissions site.
VENUE: The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
DATES: 15-18 June 2010
CATaC 20’10 will feature keynote addresses by Dr Linc Kesler (First Nations
Studies, The University of British Columbia) and Dr John Willinsky (Stanford
University School of Education).
The biennial CATaC conference series provides a premier international forum
for current research on how diverse cultural attitudes shape the
implementation and use of information and communication technologies (ICTs).
The conference series brings together scholars from around the globe who
provide diverse perspectives, both in terms of the specific culture(s) they
highlight in their presentations and discussions, and in terms of the
discipline(s) through which they approach the conference theme.
Original full papers (especially those which connect theoretical frameworks
with specific examples of cultural values and practices) and short papers
(e.g. describing current research projects and preliminary results) are
invited. Topics of particular interest include but are not limited to:
Mobile technologies in developing countries
New layers of imaging and texting interactions fostering and/or threatening
cultural diversity
Theoretical and practical approaches to analyzing “culture”
Impact of mobile technologies on privacy and surveillance
Gender, sexuality and identity issues in social networks
Cultural diversity in e-learning and/or m-learning
Both short (3-5 pages) and long (10-15 pages) original papers are sought.
See submissions for information about submitting papers and formatting
You may also purchase the conference proceedings from previous conferences
by visiting the Proceedings page.
We look forward to receiving your submissions and to welcoming you to
Vancouver in 2010!
Local Co-Chair: Leah Macfadyen (UBC)
Local Co-Chair: Kenneth Reeder (UBC)
Program Chair: Herbert Hrachovec (University of Vienna)
Executive Committee:
Lorna Heaton (Université de Montréal, Canada)
Maja van der Velden (University of Oslo, Norway)
Fay Sudweeks (Co-Chair, CATaC)
Charles Ess (Co-Chair, CATaC)

        Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2010 16:41:17 +0000
        From: Nianwen Xue <xuen at brandeis.edu>
        Subject: Call for Papers: the Fourth Linguistic Annotation Workshop (LAW IV)
        In-Reply-To: <1280411680.492181263313742728.JavaMail.root at zimbra-store-4.unet.brandeis.edu>

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                               First Call for Papers

        The Fourth Linguistic Annotation Workshop (LAW IV)

               Held in conjunction with ACL-2010
                              Uppsala, Sweden
                              15-16 July 2010

Linguistic annotation of natural language corpora is the backbone of supervised methods for statistical natural language processing. The Fourth LAW will provide a forum for presentation and discussion of innovative research on all aspects of linguistic annotation, including the creation/evaluation of annotation schemes, methods for automatic and manual annotation, use and evaluation of annotation software and frameworks, representation of linguistic data and annotations, etc. As in the past, the LAW will serve as a venue for annotation researchers to work towards standardization, best practices, and interoperability of annotation information and software. Specifically,
the goals of this workshop include:

(1) The exchange and propagation of research results with respect to
the annotation, manipulation and exploitation of corpora, taking into
account different applications and theoretical investigations in the
field of language technology and research;

(2) Working towards the harmonization and interoperability from the
perspective of the increasingly large number of tools and frameworks
that support the creation, instantiation, manipulation, querying, and
exploitation of annotated resources;

(3) Pushing the frontier of linguistic annotation and of human language technology by extending the range of linguistic phenomena for which reliable annotation techniques exist.
(4)  Working towards a consensus on all issues crucial to the
advancement of the field of corpus annotation.

We invite submissions of long papers and posters, and demonstrations relating to any aspect of the linguistic annotation. Long papers should reflect work in an advanced state, but posters may describe more preliminary work and pilot studies. Posters and proposals for a system demonstration are to be submitted in the form of a short paper. A demonstration proposal should provide an overview of the system to be demonstrated, including functionality, supported input/output formats or structures, supported languages and modalities, etc. Accepted proposals will also appear in the proceedings and are intended to provide background for the demonstration. Papers are invited to address issues in all aspects of linguistic annotation, including but not limited to: 

Annotation schemes:
•	New and innovative annotation schemes
•	Comparison of annotation schemes
Annotation procedures:
•	Innovative automated and manual strategies for annotation
•	Creation, maintenance, and interactive exploration of annotation structures and annotated data
Annotation software and frameworks:
•	Machine learning and knowledge-based methods for automation of corpus annotation
•	Development, evaluation and/or innovative use of annotation software frameworks
•	Using games and “human computation” (e.g., Mechanical Turk) for annotation
Annotation evaluation:
•	Inter-annotator agreement and other evaluation metrics and strategies
•	Qualitative evaluation of linguistic representation
Annotation access and use:
•	Representation formats/structures for merged annotations of different phenomena, and means to explore/manipulate them
•	Linguistic considerations for merging annotations of distinct phenomena
Annotation guidelines and standards:
•	Best practices for annotation procedures and/or development and documentation of annotation schemes
•	Interoperability of annotation formats and/or frameworks among different systems as well as different tasks, frameworks, modalities, and languages
The special themes for LAW IV are:
•	Demands on annotation for machine-learning purposes, such as the size and composition of annotated corpora, the granularity of the linguistic categories that are amenable to supervised machine learning
•	Annotation of text transcripts of informal modalities: spoken language, blogs, correspondence, etc. 
•	Annotation of figurative language (metaphor, metonymy, etc.)

Long paper submissions should not exceed 8 pages in length. Posters and demo descriptions should not exceed 4 pages. Format requirements are the same as for full papers of ACL 2010.  See http://acl2010.org/authors.html
for style files.  Submission will be electronic, using the Workshop's
submission webpage at START: https://www.softconf.com/acl2010/LAW/

Please indicate on the front page:
- long paper,  poster, or demonstration proposal;
- all applicable paper categories from the following list (indicate
   multiple categories if appropriate): annotation frameworks and/or
   physical formats, annotation scheme design (on linguistic grounds),
   annotation tools and systems, corpus annotation, syntax, semantics,
   predicate-argument structure, morphology, anaphora, discourse,
   opinion/sentiment, annotation for machine learning, informal modalities, figurative languages;
- language(s) your work applies to, as well as those you plan to
   handle in the future. If your work is language independent, indicate
   this as well;
- any non-standard equipment needed for your paper or demonstration.

All papers must be written and presented in English.

The reviewing of the papers will be blind. The paper should not
include the authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore,
self-citations and other references (e.g. to projects, corpora, or
software) that could reveal the author's identity should be
avoided. For example, instead of "We previously showed (Smith, 1991)
...", write "Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...".

Important Dates
Papers due: April 5, 2010
Acceptance/rejection notification: May 6, 2010
Camera-ready final version due: May 16, 2010
Workshop Dates: July 15-16, 2010

Nancy Ide (Vassar College)
Adam Meyers (New York University)
Chu-Ren Huang (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)                                         
Antonio Pareja-Lora (SIC, UCM / OEG, UPM)
Sameer Pradhan (BBN Technologies)                                                                             
Manfred Stede      (Universität Potsdam)                                                                      
Nianwen Xue (Brandeis University)

Program Committee 
Nianwen Xue (Brandeis University)
Massimo Poesio (University of Trento)

Program committee Members:

Nicoletta Calzolari        (ILC/CNR)
Steve Cassidy              (Macquarie University)
Tomaz Erjavec              (Josef Stefan Institute)
Katrin Erk                 (University of Texas at Austin)
Alex Chengyu Fang          (City University of Hong Kong)
Chu‐Ren Huang              (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Nancy Ide                  (Vassar College)
Richard Johansson          (University of Trento)
Aravind Joshi              (University of Pennsylvania)
Sandra Kubler              (Indiana University)
Seth Kulick                (University of Pennsylvania)
Adam Meyers                (New York University)
Eleni Miltsakaki           (University of Pennsylvania)        
Martha Palmer              (University of Colorado)
Antonio Pareja‐Lora        (SIC, UCM / OEG, UPM)
Rebecca J. Passonneau      (Columbia University)
Marta Recasens Potau       (Universitat de Barcelona)        
Sameer Pradhan             (BBN Technologies)
Rashmi Prasad              (University of Pennsylvania) 
James Pustejovsky          (Brandeis University)
Arndt Riester              (IMS Universität Stuttgart)
Kepa Rodriguez             (University of Trento)      
Anna Rumshisky             (Brandeis University)
Manfred Stede              (Universität Potsdam)
Marc Verhagen              (Brandeis University)
Theresa Wilson             (University of Edinburgh)
Andreas Witt               (Universität Tübingen)

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