[Humanist] 25.523 events: London Seminar; Linguistic Annotation

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri Dec 2 08:44:46 CET 2011


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 523.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Nancy Ide <ide at cs.vassar.edu>                            (106)
        Subject: First CFP: Sixth Linguistic Annotation Workshop (LAW VI)

  [2]   From:    Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>          (17)
        Subject: London Seminar in Digital Text and Scholarship online

  [3]   From:    Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>          (40)
        Subject: London Seminar in Digital Text and Scholarship for December


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        Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2011 11:45:12 -0500
        From: Nancy Ide <ide at cs.vassar.edu>
        Subject: First CFP: Sixth Linguistic Annotation Workshop (LAW VI)


The 6th  Linguistic Annotation Workshop (The LAW VI)
Sponsored by the ACL Special Interest Group on Annotation (SIGANN)
[http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.science.linguistics.corpora/14500 -- WM]

July 12-13, 2012
ICC Jeju
Jeju, Republic of Korea

Linguistic annotation of natural language corpora is the backbone of 
supervised methods of statistical natural language processing. The Sixth 
LAW will provide a forum for presentation and discussion of innovative 
research on all aspects of linguistic annotation, including 
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 provide a forum for annotation researchers to 
both work towards standardization, best practices, and interoperability 
of annotation information and software.

The special theme for LAW VI is Collaborative Annotation (both 
community-based and crowd-sourced). The workshop will include a special 
session on this topic. We invite submissions relating to this theme as 
well as any aspect of linguistic annotation, including:

Collaborative annotation
--	Issues, strategies, and results for community-based 
annotation of common (shared) resources
--	Issues, strategies, and results for crowd-sourcing 
linguistic annotations

Annotation procedures:
--	Innovative automated and manual strategies for 
annotation
--	Machine learning and knowledge-based methods for 
automation of corpus annotation
--	Creation, maintenance, and interactive exploration of 
annotation structures and annotated data

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

Annotation software and frameworks:
--	Development, evaluation and/or innovative use of 
annotation software frameworks

Annotation schemes:
--	New and innovative annotation schemes
--	Comparison of annotation schemes

Submission information

Submissions of long and short papers (8 and 4 pages respectively, 
excluding references) and demonstrations (4 pages) should be submitted 
electronically through the system at 
https://www.softconf.com/acl2012/law-6/. Submissions should conform to 
the official ACL 2012 style guidelines and be submitted in PDF. 
Reviewing will be blind, so submissions must not include the authors' 
names and affiliations.  Please see the guidelines for submissions to 
the general ACL conference at http://www.acl2012.org/call/sub01.asp for 
more information.

Important dates

Submission deadline: 18 March 2012
Acceptance Notification: 15 April, 2012
Camera ready deadline: 30 April 2012

[...]



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        Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2011 23:45:28 +0000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: London Seminar in Digital Text and Scholarship online

I am very pleased to announce the first London Seminar in Digital Text 
and Scholarship to be podcast, Jan Rybiski's discussion of "The 
Translator's Other Invisibility: Stylometry in Translation", 17 November 
2011, now online at 
www.sas.ac.uk/videos-and-podcasts/culture-language-literature/london-seminar-digital-text-and-scholarship/. 
Our plans are to have all seminars in the series recorded and put online 
henceforth. My thanks to the Institute of English Studies and to the 
School of Advanced Study, University of London, for supplying the 
equipment, editing the video and putting the result where everyone with 
access to the Internet can view it.

Yours,
WM
-- 
Professor Willard McCarty, Department of Digital Humanities, King's 
College London; Professor (fractional), University of Western Sydney; 
Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews (www.isr-journal.org); Editor, 
Humanist (www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist/); www.mccarty.org.uk/



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        Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2011 23:47:20 +0000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: London Seminar in Digital Text and Scholarship for December

London Seminar in Digital Text and Scholarship
15 December 2011
Room 265, Senate House, second floor
17.30-19.30

Julianne Nyhan and Anne Welsh: 'Hidden Histories: Computing and the 
Humanities c.1949–1980'

The application of computing to the Humanities is not new and can be 
traced back to at least 1949, when Fr Roberto Busa began researching the 
creation of an index variorum of some 11 million words of medieval Latin 
in the works of St Thomas Aquinas and related authors. Notes and 
contributions towards a history of the computer in the humanities have 
appeared in recent years; however, our understanding of such 
developments remains incomplete and largely unwritten.

The Hidden Histories project (funded by the University of Trier's 
Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftliche Forschungszentrum (HKFZ) and the 
Centre for Digital Humanities, UCL ) aims to gather and make available 
sources to enable the social, intellectual and cultural conditions that 
shaped the early take up of computing in the Humanities to be 
investigated. The project draws on an interdisciplinary method bundle 
from Oral History, Digital Humanities and Historical-Cultural Studies. 
With the aim of capturing memories, observations and insights that are 
rarely recorded in the scholarly literature of the field it carries out 
interviews with 'pioneer' or 'early adopter' scholars and practitioners 
from c. 1949 until 1980 (that is, from main frame computing to the 
coming of the personal computer). The presentation will give an overview 
of progress to date, with particular emphasis on the methodological 
pillars of our project.

Anne Welsh is Lecturer in Library and Information Studies at University 
College London and a member of the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities. 
Her research and teaching is centred on documentation, metadata and 
especially Historical Bibliography.

Julianne Nyhan is a Teaching Fellow in electronic communication and 
publishing in the department of Information Studies, UCL and a 
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin in the Centre for Digital Humanities, 
Universitaet Trier.

-- 
Professor Willard McCarty, Department of Digital Humanities, King's 
College London; Professor (fractional), University of Western Sydney; 
Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews (www.isr-journal.org); Editor, 
Humanist (www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist/); www.mccarty.org.uk/





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