[Humanist] 24.89 events: textual scholarship; music IR; ancient geography

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Sat Jun 5 10:12:28 CEST 2010

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 89.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "J. Stephen Downie" <jdownie at illinois.edu>                (50)
        Subject: MIREX 2010 Submission System is Now Open

  [2]   From:    Peter Robinson <P.M.Robinson at BHAM.AC.UK>                  (21)
        Subject: ESTS conference, Pisa: extended deadline to 11 June

  [3]   From:    "Bodard, Gabriel" <gabriel.bodard at kcl.ac.uk>              (30)
        Subject: Unearthing Structure in Ptolemy's Geography (seminar)

        Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2010 17:49:04 -0500
        From: "J. Stephen Downie" <jdownie at illinois.edu>
        Subject: MIREX 2010 Submission System is Now Open

Greetings all:

The 2010 Music Information Retrieval Evaluation eXchange (MIREX) 
submission system is now open. This will be the 6th iteration of MIREX. 
We are looking forward to the most rewarding MIREX yet. Over the past 6 
years MIREX has evaluated over 750 MIR algorithm runs on a wide variety 
of music-related tasks. There is a good chance that we might break the 
1000 cumulative runs barrier this year!

The MIREX plenary and poster sessions will be convened on Wednesday, 11 
August 2010 as part of the 11th International Conference on Music 
Information Retrieval(ISMIR) in Utrecht, Netherlands, from August 9th to 
13th, 2010 (http://ismir2010.ismir.net/).

We have created a new submission system with new submission procedures 
for this year. Because of this, it is important that you take some time 
to review the documentation carefully.

We will be following up this message early next week with information 
about deadlines. Like last year, we will have rolling deadlines. 
However, do note that ISMIR is in early August. This means that we need 
to begin running algorithms as soon as possible. The first two deadlines 
will involve the Audio Music Similarity and Retrieval (AMS) and the 
Symbolic Melodic Similarity (SMS) tasks as both of these will require 
further human evaluation via the famous Evalutron 6000 system.

If you have general questions, feel free to post them to the EvalFest 
list <evalfest at lists.lis.illinois.edu>. Specific problem requests can be 
made to the MIREX team via <mirex at imirsel.org>.

Please begin the submission process by visiting:

Special comment: We are REQUIRING that EACH person involved in a MIREX 
2010 submission MUST create an identity for themselves on the submission 
system. Identities are important to us as they help us better manage the 
submissions. Even if a colleague of yours is going to do the actual 
submitting, you still need to create an identity for yourself in the 
system. We have a video that will help you make better sense of this. 
So, even if you are not going to be the submitter, could can help your 
colleagues immensely by creating an identity for yourself on the system 
as soon as possible.

Until the final 2010 results are published, this will be the last MIREX 
2010 message cross-posted. All further communications from MIREX Central 
will be made via the EvalFest list.

J. Stephen Downie on behalf of the MIREX team

     "Research funding makes the world a better place"
J. Stephen Downie, PhD
Associate Professor,
Graduate School of Library and Information Science; and,
Center Affiliate, National Center for Supercomputing Applications
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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NEMA Project Home: http://nema.lis.uiuc.edu

        Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2010 10:32:06 +0100
        From: Peter Robinson <P.M.Robinson at BHAM.AC.UK>
        Subject: ESTS conference, Pisa: extended deadline to 11 June
        In-Reply-To: A<43AAA514.1080101 at arts.kuleuven.be>

Dear everyone

We have received a pleasing number of proposals for the ESTS conference in Pisa/Florence November 25-2, this year.  However, we still have spaces for a few more proposals, preferably on the conference theme of 'Texts worth editing'.  Possible participants should note that the conference is excellent value: we keep the registration fee low (likely only €50), accommodation in Pisa is plentiful and cheap, even without the special deal we have arranged.

The call text is:

All text editing begins with a choice: what text to edit.  How do we choose the text we edit? Are all texts worth editing, simply because they are texts? Even once we have chosen what we are to edit, further choices lie ahead of us.  If a text exists in many versions, and in many documents: are all versions, and all documents, equally worthy of editing?  If we choose to focus on a particular version, or a particular document, how do we make this choice, and how do we justify it to others?  Once we have made these decisions: choices of method will also be affected by perceptions of value.  Should we publish the full text of a particular version or document; or publish its variants only, in an apparatus? and if we choose to publish variants only: what are our criteria to determine which variants are worth publishing?
The programme chairs invite the submission of full panels or individual papers devoted to the discussion of current research into the different aspects of textual work, preferably focusing on the topics mentioned above. Proposals and abstracts (250 words) should be submitted electronically to: Peter Robinson,  p.m.robinson at bham.ac.uk<mailto:p.m.robinson at bham.ac.uk>, by 11 June 2010.

The full call is at http://www.textualscholarship.eu/conference-2010.html.
Proposals should be emailed to me (not to the list, please!)

best wishes

Peter Robinson
Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing
Elmfield House, Selly Oak  Campus
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston B29 6LG
P.M.Robinson at bham.ac.uk<mailto:P.M.Robinson at bham.ac.uk>
p. +44 (0)121 4158441, f. +44 (0) 121 415 8376
www.itsee.bham.ac.uk http://www.itsee.bham.ac.uk

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        Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2010 16:45:12 +0100
        From: "Bodard, Gabriel" <gabriel.bodard at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Unearthing Structure in Ptolemy's Geography (seminar)
        In-Reply-To: A<43AAA514.1080101 at arts.kuleuven.be>

Digital Classicist & Institute of Classical Studies Seminar 2010
Friday June 4th at 16:30
STB9 (Stewart House), Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU

Leif Isaksen (Southampton)
'Reading Between the Lines: unearthing structure in Ptolemy’s Geography'


Ever since Ptolemy’s 'Geography' was rediscovered in 1295, scholars have 
noted that it is troublingly inconsistent both internally and with the 
environment in which it was supposedly compiled. Two new techniques by 
which this long-standing problem in the history of mapping can be 
approached will be presented.

The seminar will be followed by wine and refreshments.

For the full programme see:

(This seminar combines archaeology, computering, ancient history and 
geography; interdisciplinary interests should be especially well catered 

Dr Gabriel BODARD
(Epigrapher, Digital Classicist, Pirate)

Centre for Computing in the Humanities
King's College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL
Email: gabriel.bodard at kcl.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 1388
Fax: +44 (0)20 7848 2980


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